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The Brain Repair Centre’s programs and activities are administered from headquarters in the Life Sciences Research Institute at Dalhousie University by a small team of dedicated staff members:


 

Dr. Victor Rafuse, Director
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Phone:  (902) 494-3609

Dr. Victor Rafuse brings many years of experience as a neurobiologist to his role as director of the Brain Repair Centre. He knows well the challenges that researchers face and how to best support them in their efforts to generate new knowledge and find ways to apply it. His own work focuses on how embryonic stem cells develop into functioning motor neurons, and how stem cells can be engineered into restorative therapies for people with central and peripheral nerve injuries, as well as neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).


 

Diana Nichols Nelson, Chief Operating Officer
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Phone: (902) 494-4011

Diana Nichols Nelson has an extensive background in business development and international trade that she is bringing to bear in her role as chief operating officer of the Brain Repair Centre. In addition to working with stakeholders to build a stronger, more vibrant neuroscience research community in Halifax, she is working to help BRC scientists realize the knowledge translation potential of their research and to strengthen ties between the academic and business worlds. Past positions include senior trade commissioner for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and manager of federal, provincial and territorial initiatives for Agriculture Canada and the Canada Food Inspection Agency.


 

Eleanor Seaman-Bolton, Program Administrator
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Phone: (902) 494-4010


 

Executive committee

Strategic direction and oversight are provided to the Brain Repair Centre by an executive committee of senior clinicians and scientists in neuroscience and closely related fields:

Dr. Victor Rafuse
Professor, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie Medical School

Dr. William Baldridge
Head, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie Medical School

Dr. Sultan Darvesh
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Neurology, Dalhousie Medical School

Dr. Tara Perrot
Professor, Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

 

Dr. George Robertson
Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pharmacology, Dalhousie Medical School

Dr. Ken Rockwood
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dalhousie Medical School

Dr. Alon Friedman
Professor, Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie Medical School,
Cross Appointment in Department of Pediatrics, and Dennis Chair in Epilepsy Research


Scientific review committee

Applications to Brain Repair Centre funding programs are rigourously assessed by a multidisciplinary scientific review committee based in Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Medicine.

 

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