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Dr. James P. Fawcett, PhD

Associate Professor



Departments of Pharmacology and Surgery, Dalhousie University
Tier II Canada Research Chair in the Molecular Neurobiology of Brain Repair
Atlantic Mobility Action Project
3rd floor, Life Science Research Institute
1348 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 1X5
Phone: (902) 494-3659
Fax: (902) 494-1388
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Dr. James Fawcett, Canada Research Chair in Brain Repair at Dalhousie University, is interested in developmental neurobiology with an emphasis on intracellular signaling mechanisms underlying axon guidance and repair. His lab studies molecules and signaling mechanisms that underlie the development of a neuron – the fundamental unit of the nervous system. In particular, Dr. Fawcett is trying to determine how a neuron forms an axon (the long process of a nerve fiber that conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell) and dendrites (the extensions of a neuron that conduct impulses from adjacent cells toward the cell body). Understanding these basic developmental processes is important if we are to understand mechanisms of brain and spinal cord repair following damage to the central nervous system.
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