Cindi Morshead

Dr. Morshead is a tenured Professor and Chair of the Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto. She is cross-appointed to the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research,  the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and Rehabilitation Science Institute, and is a member of the Institute of Medical Science, Next Generation Precision Medicine (PRIME), Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CIPIN) at the University of Toronto, and the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (KITE) and the Center for Advancing Neurological Innovation to Application (CRANIA) at the University Health Network.

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  • Institute of Medical Science
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • KITE Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • The Donnelly Centre
  • Understanding the fundamental biology of neural stem cells; their migration, cell kinetics, differentiation, and cell lineage dynamics
  • Application of stem cell biology to regenerative medicine strategies through the development of stem cell-based strategies to treat disease and promote repair in models such as stroke, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis and spinal cord injury
  • Application of bioengineering strategies (such as electric field application) to activate resident neural stem cells and enhance tissue repair and functional outcomes. - Examining cellular reprogramming strategies (the direct conversion of one cell type to another) to promote neural repair