Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research

The goal of our research is to capitalize on the “molecular revolution” and to develop new and more effective treatments for repair and protection of the injured nervous system, with the objective of promoting functional recovery. Specific disease targets include spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, traumatic brain injury and neuropathic pain.

To that end, our Center houses a highly talented multidisciplinary team of scientists, who collaborate in searching for ways to reverse the paralyzing effects of nerve demyelination, investigating molecules and mechanisms that mediate pain after nerve injury, and examining various pharmacological and cell-based approaches to protect at-risk cells in the damaged nervous system from further decline.

Our vision of the future is one in which, as a result of advances in molecular, cellular and regenerative research, the effects of certain injuries and diseases of the nervous system will be substantially mitigated, and other disorders of the nervous system will be cured.