Sari Hannila


  • Accepting Students: Yes
  • Research Category: Childhood Diseases


Current Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Human Anatomy and Cell Science
Associate Member, Spinal Cord Research Centre
Investigator, Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba


BSc Honours (Life Sciences), Queen's University at Kingston
PhD (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Queen's University at Kingston
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Neuroscience), Hunter College, City University of New York

Research Focus

My research program examines the role of secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (SLPI) in nervous system function. We are currently investigating SLPI's ability to regulate the expression of mutated genes that cause neurodegenerative diseases affecting the brain and spinal cord.

Research Interests

- Regulation of gene expression
- Neurodegenerative disease
- Axonal regeneration
- Drug discovery