Dr. Michael Salter
- Senior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health and Chief of Research Emeritus
The Hospital for Sick Children
Governance and Nominating Committee (Chair)
Dr. Salter received his MD at the University of Western Ontario and his PhD from McGill University. After post-doctoral training at Toronto Western Hospital and the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute at Mt. Sinai Hospital he joined the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in 1989.
Dr. Salter is currently a Senior Scientist in the Program in Neurosciences & Mental Health, after completing his term as Chief of Research at SickKids. He is also a Professor in the Department of Physiology and the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Toronto. Dr. Salter is determining fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms of normal and pathological neuroplasticity. His discoveries have broad implications for the control of cell-cell communication throughout the nervous system and his work has regularly appeared in elite journals including Nature, Science, Cell, Nature Medicine and Neuron. He is using his discoveries to design and test new types of treatment for individuals suffering from a variety of disorders of the central nervous system. He is developing molecules that target major cell signalling pathways in neurons and in glial cells involved in pain, stroke, neurodegenerative diseases and schizophrenia. He has won numerous awards for his work, including an International Scholar award from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
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