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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School


2015-2017 – Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada - Undergraduate Researcher with Dr. Timothy Kennedy

2016 – University College London, UK – Neuroscience Exchange Program

2014-2017 – McGill University, Canada - B.Sc. Neuroscience – Honours



I am interested in activity-dependent myelination and remyelination. I focus on neuronal signalling to oligodendrocyte precursor cells through G-protein coupled receptors.


Key publications: 

Oligodendrocyte Progenitor Cells Become Regionally Diverse and Heterogeneous with Age. Spitzer SO*, Sitnikov S*, Kamen Y*, Evans KA, Kronenberg-Versteeg D, Dietmann S, de Faria O Jr, Agathou S, Káradóttir RT. Neuron. 2019 Feb 6;101(3):459-471.e5. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2018.12.020. 

Neuronal activity-dependent myelin repair after stroke. Jia W*, Kamen Y*, Pivonkova H*, Káradóttir RT. Neurosci Lett. 2019 Mar 20;703:139-144. doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2019.03.005. Review.

TMEM10 Promotes Oligodendrocyte Differentiation and is Expressed by Oligodendrocytes in Human Remyelinating Multiple Sclerosis Plaques. de Faria O Jr, Dhaunchak AS, Kamen Y, Roth AD, Kuhlmann T, Colman DR, Kennedy TE. Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 5;9(1):3606. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-40342-x.

A Matter of State: Diversity in Oligodendrocyte Lineage Cells. Kamen Y, Pivonkova H, Evans KA, Káradóttir RT. The Neuroscientist 2021. Review.

 Yasmine  Kamen

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Person keywords: 
G protein coupled receptors
Oligodendrocyte precursor cells
Multiple Sclerosis
Neuron glia signalling