Margaret Fahnestock (McMaster University)


Current Activity
I investigate the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in cellular and animal models and molecular mechanisms of the beneficial effects of exercise and diet on cognitive decline in humans and animal models.

Areas of Interest

  • Nutrition 
  • Neurodegenerative diseases 
  • Exercise 
  • Dementia 
  • Neurotrophic factors

Approaches to Innovation

  • Research/knowledge generation


  • Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) 

Student Mentorship
Looking to supervise:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Master’s students
  • PhD students
  • Older adults pursuing higher education