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Denis Gallagher, PhD

Research Scientist; Director, Neurovascular Research Program

Denis completed a PhD in developmental neurobiology at Cardiff University, UK in 2008. During his PhD, his research was focused on cytokines, growth factors and cell signalling pathways regulating neuronal survival and axon growth during critical developmental windows. Denis received a McEwen Centre for regenerative medicine postdoctoral fellowship in 2009, which he completed at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. During his postdoctoral studies, Denis discovered novel genetic and environmental factors, implicated in autism spectrum disorders, which regulate embryonic development of the cerebral cortex. Denis joined the CReATe team in April 2016 as Director of Neurovascular Research and currently oversees multiple preclinical-stage projects, with the common goal of uncovering regenerative capabilities of human umbilical cord stem cells in neurological disorders. Ongoing research in the neurovascular group includes preclinical models of Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, neuropathy and neuroinflammation.