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Director of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill Hospital Professor of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine Dr. Winn joined the faculty of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mount Sinai in 2003 as Director of Research. His own interest in Neurosurgical research began in 1971: as part of the University of Virginia residency, Dr. Winn spent […]

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Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord Injury Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia Dr. Kwon specializes in the surgical management of adult spinal disorders. Dr. Kwon earned a medical degree from Queen’s University, then completed his orthopaedic surgical residency at UBC in 2000. Following […]

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Dr. Edward Wirth served for 7 years as Medical Director, Regenerative Medicine at Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) and most recently as Chief Science Officer at InVivo Therapeutic. While at Geron he led efforts to initiate human clinical trials of Geron’s application of human progenitor cells to spinal cord injury. Prior to his work with Geron Corporation, […]

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Dr. Horner’s research focuses on regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS) with an emphasis on stem cell and progenitor cell biology. His primary interests are in the molecular controls of neural and glial cell interactions in models of demyelination, injury and degeneration. His laboratory uses cellular and molecular techniques to study stem cells and […]

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Reeve-Irvine Research Center Associate Professor Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology Development of strategies to limit degeneration and enhance regeneration after spinal cord injury, with emphasis on human embryonic stem cells The focus of the Keirstead laboratory is the development of strategies to limit degeneration and enhance regeneration after spinal cord injury, of both axons and […]

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Dr. Keith Tansey joined Shepherd Center as Director of Spinal Cord Injury Research in 2008 and simultaneously was appointed to the Departments of Neurology and Physiology at Emory University School of Medicine and to the Spinal Cord Injury Clinic at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Tansey completed his B.S. and M.S. in Biology and […]

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Founding Director, Professor II, The Richard H. Shindell Chair in Neuroscience 2012 News: New York Daily News Interview About the First Multi-Center Clinical Trials in China At about 20 centres in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, stem cells are injected into patients’ damaged spines to help regenerate nerves, while lithium is used to promote the […]

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Dr. Kiessling is Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Bedford Stem Cell Research Foundation. She holds bachelor’s degrees in nursing and chemistry, a master’s degree in organic chemistry and a doctorate in biochemistry/biophysics from Oregon State University. (download CV PDF) Her postdoctoral research explored relationships between viruses and cancer […]

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