We’d like to extend our congratulations to one of our customers, Dr. Timothy Collier, recipient of the 2012 Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair. Presented each year by the American Society of Neural Therapy and Repair, the award is given to an individual who has made outstanding research contributions in the field of neural therapy and repair, and we agree, Dr. Collier is certainly worthy of this recognition.
A professor of translational science and molecular medicine at Michigan State University and director of the Udall Center of Excellence in Parkinson’s Disease Research at Michigan State University and the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Collier has devoted his career to researching the neurobiology of aging. He has studied the role of dopamine in neuron biology as applied to aging, Parkinson’s disease, and experimental therapeutics, and was part of a team that first examined cell transplantation in nonhuman primate models of Parkinson’s disease.
“Professor Collier has been a leader in the field of cellular repair for Parkinson’s disease for over 25 years and consistently has brought new ideas forward on how to stimulate growth and survival of neurons that are crucial for maintenance of proper brain function,” said John Sladek, PhD, director for Outreach and Development, Center for Neuroscience, and professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Neuroscience at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “As director of the highly coveted Morris Udall Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research he is in an ideal position to make breakthroughs that will accelerate the transfer of new research into the clinics. As his postdoctoral mentor, I couldn’t be prouder of his accomplishments and look forward to his next important discovery.” (ASNTR Press release, 5.29.2012)