David Vergote is an Associate Lecturer in the Faculté Saint-Jean of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada where he is teaching a wide range of courses in Biology and Psychology. His initial work was in oncology as he worked on breast cancer to obtain his MSc in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Lille in France before falling in love with the field of neuroscience when he worked on invertebrate neuroimmunology using a proteomic approach to earn his PhD, also from the University of Lille in France. He then furthered his training by two postdoctoral fellowships in Canada, initially at the University of Calgary and then the University of Alberta, where he explored the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders such as HIV-associated dementia and Alzheimer’s disease as well as cognitive aging. Among other awards and accolades, he received the CIHR Brain Star Award for his postdoctoral work and the William Hardy Alexander Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for his teaching. His current research interests focus on exploring the role of glial cells in Alzheimer’s disease but he is also interested in the benefits of game-based learning in University-level classrooms.