ALBERT J. AGUAYO

Albert Aguayo is currently the President of the Paris-based International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) and the former Director of the Centre for Research in Neuroscience at McGill University. His main scientific interest is in the study of the central nervous system’s capacity for regeneration and repair. A member of several editorial boards, he has authored more than 150 scientific publications and is the recipient of several awards and distinctions including the Gairdner (Canada), Wakeman (USA), Ameritec (USA), lpsen (France), Cotzias (USA), Leo Parizeau (Canada), F.N.G Starr (CMA), Wilder-Penfield (Prix du Quebec), the J.E.Purkinje (Czech Republic) and Christopher Reeve (USA) Medals as well as honorary degrees from Lund (Sweden) and Queen’s (Canada). Dr. Aguayo is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) and an Officer of the Order of Canada.