A number of neurological disorders figure prominently in contemporary medicine on account of both their gravity and their growing frequency in our aging population. One of the main obstacles to understanding how these diseases develop is the accessibility of neural tissue.
Dr. François Gros-Louis, Canada Research Chair in Biomodeling and Treatment of Brain Diseases, has his sights set on overcoming this obstacle. Gros-Louis and his research team are working to rebuild human tissue through tissue engineering using a patient’s own cells. They hope to model and better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie neurological disorders. Their research will open up new therapeutic avenues for treating these incurable diseases.