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Victor Rafuse, PhD




Department of Medical Neuroscience, Dalhousie University
Neural Development & Plasticity Laboratory
3rd floor, Life Science Research Institute
1348 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 1X5
Phone: (902) 494-3609
Fax: (902) 494-1212
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In his studies on neural development, Dr. Rafuse is seeking to adapt what we know about the developing nervous system to help treat neurodegenerative diseases and conditions such as spinal cord injury, ALS, and Parkinson’s disease. Using molecular biology, electrophysiology and standard anatomical immunohistochemistry (as well as in vitro and in vivo techniques), Dr. Rafuse is working towards understanding how motor axons grow and form stable synapses during development and following nerve injury. Dr. Rafuse’s expertise and unique perspective are instrumental in bringing the Brain Repair Centre’s research from the laboratory to the bedside.
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