Dale Corbett, PhD
Scientific Director

Dr. Dale Corbett is Professor of Neurosciences in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Ottawa and Scientific Director and CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery. Prior to his relocation to the University of Ottawa in 2010, Dale held a Tier I Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity at Memorial University. He obtained his PhD from Concordia University followed by post-doctoral studies at McGill University. From 1980-85 Dale was a faculty member at Harvard University and also an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, an award given to early career scientists of outstanding promise. His pioneering research on the protective effects of prolonged hypothermia has led to the use of “therapeutic hypothermia ” in the treatment of cardiac arrest and perinatal asphyxia. Current research focuses on identifying cellular factors that limit neuroplasticity and recovery, and the optimal timing and intensity of post-stroke rehabilitation. His research approach uses novel forms of rehabilitation, drug therapy and stem cells.