Dr. Veronica Hirsch-Reinshagen

Principal Investigator

M.D. (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Ph.D. [Experimental Pathology] (University of British Columbia)
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of British Columbia

Research Interests

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Dr. Veronica Hirsch-Reinshagen is a neuropathologist with a research focus on the histopathological changes that underlie a number of central nervous system disorders including traumatic spinal cord injury. She is particularly interested in the changes that astrocytes, an important type of supporting cell in the brain, undergo in these conditions. She attained her medical degree in Chile and her Ph.D. in neurosciences at UBC. She then refined her clinical and research training by completing specialty training in neuropathology and the two-year UBC Clinician Investigator Program. She has since become a consultant neuropathologist at Vancouver General Hospital and an assistant professor in UBC’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Her main research tools include histology and correlations between clinical presentation, imaging changes and pathological findings.

Current Lab Members:

Undergraduate Students Ph.D. Directed Studies Students Medical Residents
Kirn Gill Kaitlin Sullivan Shawn Stochmanski

Current Opportunities in the Lab

There are currently no openings in Dr. Hirsch-Reinshagen’s lab. Please contact Dr. Hirsch-Reinshagen with inquiries.

Recent publications

  • Xu, QA et al.. 2022. Müller cell degeneration and microglial dysfunction in the Alzheimer's retina.. Acta Neuropathol Commun. doi: 10.1186/s40478-022-01448-y.
  • Hirsch-Reinshagen, V et al.. 2022. International Spinal Cord Injury Biobank: A Biorepository and Resource for Translational Research.. J Neurotrauma. doi: 10.1089/neu.2022.0175.
  • Hamilton, K, Sabiq, F, Percy, J, Hirsch-Reinshagen, V. 2022. Focal Chronic Meningitis With Lymphoid Follicle-Like Structures Associated With Cocaine-Induced Midline Destructive Lesion: A Case Report.. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. doi: 10.1093/jnen/nlac038.
  • Hoiland, RL et al.. 2021. Brain Hypoxia Is Associated With Neuroglial Injury in Humans Post-Cardiac Arrest.. Circ Res. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.121.319157.
  • Chatterjee, A et al.. 2021. Clinico-pathological comparison of patients with autopsy-confirmed Alzheimer's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, and mixed pathology.. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). doi: 10.1002/dad2.12189.
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