Her expertise is in stem cell biology and specifically, in the field of adult neural stem cells and their role in regenerative medicine strategies.
- Understanding the fundamental biology of neural stem cells; their migration, cell kinetics, differentiation, cell lineage dynamics.
- Application of stem cell biology to regenerative medicine strategies. Develop stem cell-based strategies to treat disease and promote repair in models such as stroke, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury.
- Application of bioengineering strategies and use of biomaterials to enhance CNS repair.
Dr. Morshead is a tenured Professor and Chair of the Division of Anatomy, Department of Surgery. She is cross-appointed to the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, the Donnelly Centre and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, and is a member of the Institute of Medical Science, CRANIA and Rehabilitation Sciences Institute at the University of Toronto.
Graduate Faculty Member
Institute of Medical Science (IMS)
Rehabilitation Science Institute (RSI)
Graduate Department of Dentistry Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)