University of Calgary

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Calgary, AB
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IMRIC: Dr. Aharon Lev-Tov Chairperson, Department of Medical Neurobiology

IMRIC's Dr. Aharon Lev-Tov joins Dr. Patrick Whelan from the University of Calgary, to better understand how our brain communicates with spinal circuits that generate walking.

Dr. Lev-Tov's IMRIC team has been researching how to educate the injured spinal cord to find new pathways to movement and help the patient regain some function by re-wiring the system. In Dr. Whelan's lab, the research focuses on the role played by neurotransmitters — the chemicals that carry messages between nerve cells and muscles — in movement. His experiments have shown that neurotransmitter replacement therapies can promote recovery of movement in animals.

Together they are continuing their multi-disciplinary approach to explore the wide range of techniques to help the injured patient to regain movement. 

Collaborative Projects

Spinal Cord Injury Research

IMRIC's Dr. Aharon Lev Tov joins Dr. Patrick Whelan from the University of Calgary, to better understand how our brain communicates with spinal circuits that generate walking.