RIL: Dr. Mike Modo

Dr. Mike Modo

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Mike Modo, a Luxembourg-native, graduated in Psychology from Royal Holloway University of London (1997) and spend 1 year as an undergraduate at the Psychology Department at McGill University (1995-1996) in Montreal, Canada. He then furthered his interests in the neural correlates underlying behavioral functions during an M.Sc. in Neuroscience (1998) at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. For his PhD in Neurosciences (2001), he investigated how neural stem cells recover behavioral impairments after a stroke.

The main interest of Dr Modo’s research lies in the restorative neurobiology following brain damage, with most of our efforts focused on stroke. An interdisciplinary approach is espoused that involves the use of pharmacological approaches, stem cells, as well as biomaterials. A special focus lies on the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods that allow us to guide and monitor in situ tissue engineering. Our ultimate aim is to restore a functional tissue in the brain that can support behavioral recovery.

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