Masanori Sasaki, MD, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Neurology; Visiting Assistant Professor of Neurology

Research Organizations

Stem Cell Center, Yale: Tissue Specific Stem Cells

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.

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Contact Info

Masanori Sasaki, MD, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of NeurologyPO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520-8018

The Yale Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research