Brain Repair Centre researchers are exploring complex connections in the brain and spinal cord—and discovering how our nervous systems enable us to see, learn, remember, move, and adapt.
Our scientists and clinicians are developing new therapies designed to prevent, minimize and reverse neurological damage caused by injury and disease.
Leading spinal cord researchers from across Canada converged on Halifax for the Canadian Spinal Cord Conference from April 21 to 23, 2013.
The Brain Repair Centre was a lead sponsor of this conference, the first of its kind to be held in Halifax. “Canada is on the forefront of spinal cord research in the world and this conference gave us the opportunity to showcase the high level of spinal cord research taking place here in Halifax to our colleagues across the country,” says BRC director Dr. Vic Rafuse.
Nearly 80 scientists, clinicians and trainees took part in the national conference, which focused on the latest developments in understanding spinal cord development and function, limiting and repairing damage, and restoring lost function. Download the program for more information.
How do scientists and other innovators transform brilliant ideas into useful products and successful businesses?
If you want to learn more about commercializing medical research, plan to attend "Mind to Market: a Workshop for MedTech" on June 12 and 13, 2013, in the Innovation Room at the Life Sciences Research Institute, 1344 Summer Street.
For more info and to register please click here.
A number of Dalhousie University departments are currently accepting applications from potential graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in neuroscience research. Please direct your enquires to the relevant departments.
- Biomedical Engineering
- Medical Neurosciences
- Physiology & Biophysics
- Psychology & Neuroscience
Principal investigators who are seeking graduate students or postdocs can post their lab openings here.