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Masanori Sasaki, MD, PhD

Professor Adjunct of Neurology

Contact Information

Masanori Sasaki, MD, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Department of Neurology

    PO Box 208018

    New Haven, CT 06520-8018

    United States

Extensive Research Description

My research
interest is in the area of cellular transplantation to repair spinal cord
injury. My work has primarily utilized neural cells derived from adult tissues
and processed for transplantation into injured spinal cord. I developed cells
from the olfactory system called olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) that
display unique properties that assist normal axon growth of olfactory sensory
neurons into the brain. I have also engineered adult stem cells derived from
bone marrow to hypersecrete a neurotrophic factor and has found that these
cells are neuroprotective. Collectively, my research has important clinical
implications and could lead to a clinical study in spinal cord injury patients.


Selected Publications