V Wee yong lab calgary

Name: Michael B. Keough, BSc


  • B.Sc. (Honours) in Biochemistry/Behavioural Neuroscience, Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2010

Research interests or projects:

  • Remyelination in multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases
  • Injury-induced chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans
  • Design of novel therapeutics


1.) Cua RC, Lau LW, Keough MB, Midha R, Apte SS, Yong VW. (2013). Overcoming neurite-inhibitory chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in the astrocyte matrix. Glia, Mar 28; doi: 10.1002/glia.22489.

2.) Keough MB, Yong VW. (2013). Remyelination therapy for multiple sclerosis.
Neurotherapeutics, 10, 44-54.

3.) Lau LW, Keough MB, Haylock-Jacobs S, Cua R, Döring A, Sloka S, Stirling DP, Rivest S, Yong VW. (2012). Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in demyelinated lesions impair remyelination. Ann Neurol., 72, 419-432.

4.) MacLellan CL, Keough MB, Granter-Button S, Chernenko GA, Butt S, Corbett D. (2011). A critical threshold of rehabilitation involving brain-derived neurotrophic factor is required for poststroke recovery. Neurorehabil. Neural Repair, 25, 740-748.

5.) Haylock-Jacobs S, Keough MB, Lau L, Yong VW. (2011). Chondroitin sulphate proteoglycans: extracellular matrix proteins that regulate immunity of the central nervous system. Autoimmun. Rev., 10, 766-772.

Other interests:

  • Culinary arts
  • Brewing
  • Horticulture