Newly Renovated Laboratory Space
Following a year and a half of extensive renovations, the
Edwards 4 research laboratory was completed in December 2002.
This new on-campus laboratory, the Center for Nervous System
Repair, is devoted to translational neurosurgical projects
in cellular neurosurgery and neurotechnology.
specifically, the laboratory will be bringing together scientists
who are involved in explorations of neural stem cells, neural
regeneration, and applications in the brain, spinal cord,
visual and auditory systems. Upon completion of Edwards 4,
Dr. Jeffrey Macklis from Children's Hospital Boston relocated
his laboratory to this new space and has become director of
the Center. Edwards 4 will also be occupied by Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan,
Dr. Bob Carter, and Dr. Emad Eskandar.
L. Martuza, John Martin,
Ziv Williams and Bob Carter
tour the new laboratory.
are thrilled to let you all know that we've initiated a fund
raising effort to honor someone who has meant a quite deal
to the department, Dr. Robert Ojemann, with a Harvard Professorship.
many of you probably know, Dr. Ojemann has been an important
member of our department, and we feel that this Professorship
will be a lasting tribute to his years of dedicated service,
and mentorship. If you are interested in participating in
this special project, please contact Heather Colmore in the
Development Office at 617-724-6407.
joined with the departments of Neurology and Psychiatry
to establish a year-long neuroscience lecture series.
Macklis organized the Neurosurgery portion of series, inviting
four lecturers, including Dr. Joseph Martin, Dean of the
Medical School who kicked off the series in September.
included The William H. Sweet Lecturer,
E. Schwab and
Robert L. Martuza
Bjorklund, Professor of Histology and Section Chief of the
Neuroscience Center, Lund University; Dr. Ron McKay Chief
of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, NIH; Dr. Jeffrey Macklis,
the new Director of the Department of Neurosurgery's MGH-HMS
Center for Nervous System Repair; and the James C. White Lecturer,
Dr. Martin E Schwab, Professor of Brain Research and Co-Director
of the Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich
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