Laboratory of
Neural Plasticity and Repair

- Researching new ways to help the brain heal -

 Our Research 

About 1 in 4 people is afflicted by neurodegenerative diseases, psychiatric conditions, or injuries to the brain or spinal cord during their lifetime. Now based out of the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec's Eastern Townships, our laboratory aims to develop innovative new approaches for enhancing brain and spinal function during health and disease. We focus on:

Who are we?

Team leader Karl Fernandes received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry (Ottawa U) before pursuing research training in Neuroscience (University of British Columbia) and Stem Cell biology (Montreal Neurological Institute and Toronto Hospital for Sick Children). He started his independent research laboratory at the Université de Montréal in 2006, and was recruited to the Université de Sherbrooke in 2020.


We are always looking out for highly motivated and enthusiastic potential trainees. If you want to DISCOVER, LEARN, and CONTRIBUTE, and are ready to WORK HARD to make a difference, then this might be the place for you.

Email your CV, transcripts, and brief cover letter to the email address. 

Université de Sherbrooke,
Département de médecine/Service de neurologie, Pavillon de recherche appliquée sur le cancer-Z8, 3201 Jean-Mignault, Sherbrooke (Québec) Canada, J1E 4K8

If you would like to learn more about how you can help us reach our goals, please contact Dr. Fernandes by email or phone.


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