Injury to the central nervous system (CNS), whether sustained by trauma or disease, is extraordinarily difficult to repair. Traumatic CNS and PNS (Peripheral Nervous System) injury alone affects more than 250,000 Canadians per year, often leading to lifelong disability. This CREATE program is exploring a novel strategy for treating nervous system injury.
The Neuroengineering CREATE team is based at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and brings together chemists, physicists, biomedical engineers, and neuroscientists to generate innovative techniques to study mechanisms of axon guidance and synaptogenesis. The CREATE team is also developing new techniques for using the output signals from synapses on synthetic matrices to control effector organs.