Brain Repair Centre – seeking to cure the ‘incurable’
The Brain Repair Centre (BRC) is a multi-disciplinary collaboration linking more than 100 leading scientists and clinicians. All share a common interest in developing groundbreaking approaches to treating – even reversing – such devastating diseases of the brain and central nervous system as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer, Huntington’s, multiple sclerosis, and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Their work even covers spinal cord injury, epilepsy, and schizophrenia. For more information, visit the Brain Repair Centre website.
Renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ivar Mendez is leading this ambitious effort. Head of Dalhousie’s Division of Neurosurgery and Chair of the BRC, Dr. Mendez is known around the world for successfully transplanting neurons and supporting cells into the brains of Parkinson’s patients, alleviating their symptoms. He has also pioneered the use of robotics in remote neurosurgery and deep-brain stimulation for the treatment of movement disorders. Learn more about Dr. Ivar Mendez.