Edward G. Rennels Distinguished Lecture Series
Thomas Carmichael, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neurology,
Brain Research Institute, UCLA
"Neural Repair after Stroke"
Dr. Tom Carmichael is Professor and Co-director of the UCLA
Broad Stem Cell Center and a leader in the study of the cellular
and molecular mechanisms of neural repair following stroke.
His work focuses on using endogenous or transplanted neural
stem cells to promote remyelination and neuronal integration
after stroke. Seminal findings include the identification of a
neurovascular niche for neurogenesis, the role of
neurotransmitters in the repair processes and how the aging
brain responds to stroke. He has over 70 publications and book
chapters and is currently the Associate Editor for
Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. His many honors include
a Larry L. Holblom Foundation Distinguished Scholar and the
recipient of the American Society of Neurorehabilitation
Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award. He is also the Director of
the largest multi-site neural repair collaboration, the Adelson
Program in Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. Dr.
Carmichael received his PhD and MD from Washington
University in St. Louis, Missouri, was Chief Resident of
Neurology at Washington University, School of Medicine and an
HHMI Post-Doctoral Fellow at the UCLA School of Medicine.
Tribute to Edward G. Rennels
In 1966, the University of Texas opened a new medical school in San Antonio, Texas. Edward G. Rennels was selected as the founding Chair of the nascent Department of Anatomy. Over the next 14 years, he recruited faculty who shared his vision to build a department committed to excellence in scholarly achievement, graduate education and teaching. In 1980, he resigned as Chair and in 1982, was named Professor Emeritus upon retiring from the University.
The Edward G. Rennels Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 2011 in honor of our Founding Chair, Edward G. Rennels.
Prior Distinguished Lecture Series