2012 Faculty

  • H. Richard Winn, M.D
    Director of Neurosurgery, Lenox Hill HospitalProfessor 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 […]
  • Brian K. Kwon, MD, PhD, FRCSC
    Canada Research Chair in Spinal Cord InjuryMichael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career ScholarAssociate 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 […]
  • Ed Wirth, MD, PhD
    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 […]
  • Philip Horner, PhD
    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, […]
  • Hans Keirstead, PhD
    Reeve-Irvine Research CenterAssociate ProfessorDepartment 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 […]
  • Keith Tansey, MD, PhD
    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 […]
  • Wise Young, MD, PhD
    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 ChinaAt about 20 centres in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, stem cells are injected into patients’ damaged […]
  • Ann Kiessling, PhD
    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 […]