A Love of Skiing Led Jean-Francois Daneault to Research in Movement Disorders

A new faculty member at Rutgers School of Health Professions, Jean-Francois Daneault arrived with a resume full of accomplishments in his native Canada and at Harvard University Medical School, where he did postdoctoral work and secured a number of distinguished research grants.

Coming from a family of dentists, doctors and health care workers, it seems almost pre-determined that he would wind up in the health care field.

But it was actually a five-year detour as a ski instructor that set him on the path to becoming a researcher into neurological diseases, such as Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease and cerebral palsy.

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Source: Rutgers Today

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