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About Us

Welcome to the SCI, Stem Cell & Recovery Neurobiology Lab where we work together to understand how to make an injured spinal cord to recover its function using cross disciplinary multimodal technologies and theories. Our approach integrates concepts and bench strategies of neurobiology, stem cell biology, material science, glial biology, pharmacology, and neural oncology.

Our academic and research focus is on Functional Multipotency of Stem Cell Biology and Recovery Neurobiology of Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Neural Oncology and Neurodegeneration. The goal is to advance understanding of Systemic Neurobiology via multimodal investigation in order to establish efficacious therapies to overcome neurological disabilities.


About Ted Teng, Ph.D., M.D.

Dr. Teng is the lab director and Co-Director of Neurotrauma Recovery Research at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network. He is associate professor of physical medicine & rehabilitation, and neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. In addition to his medical training, he obtained an M.S. degree in neuropharmacology from Beijing University Health Science Center, and earned his Ph.D. in Cell Biology/Neuroscience from Georgetown University, Washington DC. He completed his post-doctoral training at Georgetown University and Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Teng and his team investigate Recovery Neurobiology and Functional Multipotency of Stem Cells through understanding intra-spinal cord neural circuit reorganization and molecular mechanisms that underlie stem cell-based multimodal strategy to treat spinal cord injury (SCI), stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and neural degenerative diseases.

Dr. Teng reviews for more than 50 academic and clinical journals and holds study section membership of the NIH, VA, DoD, European Union academic organizations, research & education institutions, and scientific and academic foundations. He was elected President (2013-2014) of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair.