Håkan Aldskogius

Uppsala universitet, Sweden

Hakan Aldskogius gained his M.D. degree from the Uppsala University, in 1971, a Ph.D. degree in anatomy from the Karolinska Institutet, in 1974. He served as an Assistant Professor of anatomy, Karolinska Institutet (1976), a Postdoctoral US Public Health Service Fellow (Fogarty Fellow) in neurology (1977-1978), an Associate Professor of anatomy, Karolinska Institutet (1984), a Full Professor of medical structural biology, Uppsala University (since 1995), the Head of the Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University (2006-2010). His research activities include neuron degeneration, regeneration and plasticity, as well as associated glial responses with focus on microglia, following peripheral nerve or dorsal root injury. Pioneering studies were carried on the expression of immune-associated molecules by microglia following peripheral nerve injury, as well as on the use of peripheral immature neural transplants to restore sensory function in the deafferented spinal cord. The recent research aims at restoring function in the injured spinal cord, using novel approaches to optimize survival and functional differentiation of stem cell transplants; see http://www.neuro.uu.se/forskning/forskargrupp.html&id=1.

Biography Updated on 17 March 2011

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