|Wallenberg Neuroscience Center||Lund University, Lund, Skåne län, Sweden|
Area:Neuroscience, transplantation, monoamines
Google:"Anders Björklund "
My research has been concerned with reparative and neuroprotective mechanisms in the CNS using cell replacement and gene transfer techniques. My group was early in the study of neural tissue transplants, and in the 1970ies we pioneered the development of methods for cell transplantation to the mammalian brain and spinal cord. Our most important contributions during this dynamic period included studies on the survival, integration and functional connectivity of fetal neuroblasts grafted to the CNS of adult rats (1976–79) , functional cell replacement in rodent models of Parkinson’s disease (1979-1983) and Huntington’s disease (1984-1986) , and in animal models of hippocampal damage (1981-1984) and cognitive decline (1982-1986) .