Dennis A. Steindler, PhD

Dennis A. Steindler, PhD

Joseph J. Bagnor/Shands Professor of Medical Research, Department of Neurosurgery, University of Florida College of Medicine

Dr. Steindler is the Joseph J. Bagnor/Shands Professor of Medical Research in the Deparment of Neurosurgery of the University of Florida College of Medicine.  Previously, he was the executive director of the McNight Brain Institute of the University of Florida. He received his doctorate in anatomy studying neurobiology from the University of California, San Francisco. After postdoctoral research at the Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Germany, Dr. Steindler began his studies of brain development and disease, repair and cancer as a faculty member at Michigan State University and then the University of Tennessee Memphis Health Science Center. 

Dr. Steindler’s research is focused on the growth and transplantation of normal and cancerous stem cells. Recent studies in his lab focus on testing stem cell biology and regenerative medicine therapeutics in models of Parkinson’s disease and brain cancer.

He has served on or retains positions on the editorial boards of the journals: The Journal of Neuroscience, GLIA, Experimental Neurology, The Journal of Neurocytology, Gene Expression, Developmental Brain Research, Brain Research, and The Journal of Parkinson’s Disease

  1. In addition to serving as an advisor to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure and also representing them on the scientific advisory board of Exosome Diagnostics, Inc., he also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. 
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