Veronique Miron


Scientist, Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science


Dr. Miron is the John David Eaton Chair in Multiple Sclerosis Research at the BARLO Multiple Sclerosis Centre and Keenan Research Centre for Biomedical Science, and Full Professor in the Department of Immunology at The University of Toronto. Her team aims to identify novel treatment strategies for neurological conditions in which there is damage to myelin – the insulation surrounding nerve fibres required for their health and function, including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral palsy, and normal ageing. The focus of the lab is to harness the regenerative properties of immune cells and inflammation to support myelin health across the lifespan. She has won several prestigious awards such as the Medical Research Council Senior Research Award, Medical Research Council Career Development Award, the London Institute of Medical Sciences Suffrage Science Award, and the European Charcot Foundation Young Investigator Award. She is an avid champion of gender equality in research and has put in place several initiatives to improve equality and diversity practices both locally and internationally.

Recent Publications

  1. Sierra, A, Miron, VE, Paolicelli, RC, Ransohoff, RM. Microglia in Health and Diseases: Integrative Hubs of the Central Nervous System (CNS). Cold Spring Harb Perspect Biol. 2024; :. doi: 10.1101/cshperspect.a041366. PubMed PMID:38438189 .
  2. Van Steenwinckel, J, Bokobza, C, Laforge, M, Shearer, IK, Miron, VE, Rua, R et al.. Key roles of glial cells in the encephalopathy of prematurity. Glia. 2024;72 (3):475-503. doi: 10.1002/glia.24474. PubMed PMID:37909340 PubMed Central PMC10952406.
  3. Tzioras, M, Daniels, MJD, Davies, C, Baxter, P, King, D, McKay, S et al.. Human astrocytes and microglia show augmented ingestion of synapses in Alzheimer's disease via MFG-E8. Cell Rep Med. 2023;4 (9):101175. doi: 10.1016/j.xcrm.2023.101175. PubMed PMID:37652017 PubMed Central PMC10518633.
  4. Kent, SA, Miron, VE. Microglia regulation of central nervous system myelin health and regeneration. Nat Rev Immunol. 2024;24 (1):49-63. doi: 10.1038/s41577-023-00907-4. PubMed PMID:37452201 .
  5. Molina-Gonzalez, I, Holloway, RK, Jiwaji, Z, Dando, O, Kent, SA, Emelianova, K et al.. Astrocyte-oligodendrocyte interaction regulates central nervous system regeneration. Nat Commun. 2023;14 (1):3372. doi: 10.1038/s41467-023-39046-8. PubMed PMID:37291151 PubMed Central PMC10250470.
  6. Holloway, RK, Zhang, L, Molina-Gonzalez, I, Ton, K, Nicoll, JAR, Boardman, JP et al.. Localized microglia dysregulation impairs central nervous system myelination in development. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2023;11 (1):49. doi: 10.1186/s40478-023-01543-8. PubMed PMID:36949514 PubMed Central PMC10035254.
  7. Conole, ELS, Vaher, K, Cabez, MB, Sullivan, G, Stevenson, AJ, Hall, J et al.. Immuno-epigenetic signature derived in saliva associates with the encephalopathy of prematurity and perinatal inflammatory disorders. Brain Behav Immun. 2023;110 :322-338. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2023.03.011. PubMed PMID:36948324 .
  8. Massimo, M, Barelli, C, Moreno, C, Collesi, C, Holloway, RK, Crespo, B et al.. Haemorrhage of human foetal cortex associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection. Brain. 2023;146 (3):1175-1185. doi: 10.1093/brain/awac372. PubMed PMID:36642091 PubMed Central PMC9976976.
  9. McNamara, NB, Munro, DAD, Bestard-Cuche, N, Uyeda, A, Bogie, JFJ, Hoffmann, A et al.. Microglia regulate central nervous system myelin growth and integrity. Nature. 2023;613 (7942):120-129. doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05534-y. PubMed PMID:36517604 PubMed Central PMC9812791.
  10. Molina-Gonzalez, I, Miron, VE, Antel, JP. Chronic oligodendrocyte injury in central nervous system pathologies. Commun Biol. 2022;5 (1):1274. doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-04248-1. PubMed PMID:36402839 PubMed Central PMC9675815.
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Affiliations & Other Activities

  • Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Toronto