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Fred Colbourne, PhD

Professor, Canada Research Chair in Intracerebral Hemorrhagic Stroke




My students and I study the ischemic and hemorrhagic brain injuries that results from stroke and related conditions. We seek to reduce cell death through the use of neuroprotective therapies (e.g., hypothermia and various drugs). As well, we strive to augment brain plasticity and further improve behavioral recovery (e.g., various rehabilitation therapies). We use animal models and a wide array of research techniques and tools to better understand the pathophysiology of these brain injuries, and to comprehensively test potential therapies in our pre-clinical studies.