Dr. Teng is Professor and Director, Laboratory of Spinal Cord Injury and Stem Cell Biology Research, Departments of PM&R and Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Network, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He and his team investigate Functional Multipotency of Stem Cells and Recovery Neurobiology of the Adult Spinal Cord through multimodal cross-examination approaches that integrate stem cell biology, neural and glial biology, chemical or genetic engineering, molecular pharmacology, and neural oncology. Work of his team has received the prestigious 2011 Apple Award of the American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA), the ERF New Investigator Award from the Foundation of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (2004), and the Mayfield Awards and Larson Research Award from the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and American Association of Neurological surgeons (CNS/AANS) Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves (2012 and 2015). Dr. Teng reviews for 50 academic and clinical journals, and holds study section membership for the NIH, VA, US and EU academic organizations, and private foundations. He was elected President (2013-2014) of the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (www.asntr.org).
Stem Cell Biology, Neural and Glial biology, Chemical or Genetic Engineering, Molecular Pharmacology, and Neural oncology.