Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff

Scientific Advisor

Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff

Dr. Wolfram Tetzlaff is the Director of ICORD and a Professor in the Departments of Zoology and Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He also holds the John and Penny Ryan British Columbia Leadership Chair in Spinal Cord Research. He obtained his M.D. at the University of Essen, completed his Dr. med. at Ruhr-University Bochum and his Ph.D. at the University of Calgary.

Research in Dr. Tetzlaff's laboratory is focused on neural protection and neural repair, working on strategies to protect the spinal cord and brain in the early phases after injury, including with nutrition, and to promote recovery after spinal cord/brain injury by stimulating endogenous stem cells.

Service in Organizations

  • Editorial Board, Journal of Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair (NNR)
  • Review Committee, NSB, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center (KSCIRC), University of Louisville - past
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation (CDRF) - past
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair (NNR)
  • Advisory Board, Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) – past

Awards

  • BC Leadership Chair in Spinal Cord Injury
  • Chair in Spinal Cord Research (UBC & Rick Hansen Foundation, 1995)
  • Medical Research Council of Canada Faculty Scholarship
  • Alberta Heritage Foundation Faculty Scholarship
  • Alberta Heritage Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship
  • Fellowship from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
  • Fellowship Award of the Max-Planck Society

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