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Steve Lacroix

Ph.D. (doctor),  Regular member
Principal Interest
Neuropathic pain
Secondary Interest
Spinal imaging
Primary Affiliation

Université Laval

Secondary Affiliation
Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec-Université Laval (CHU de Québec - U. Laval)

Biography

Steve Lacroix is Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Université Laval and Director of the Neurosciences Axis at the CHU de Québec Research Center (Canada). He received his Ph.D. from Université Laval in 1998. He was trained as a postdoc at the University of California, San Diego, in the field of spinal cord regeneration (1998-2001). From 2001 to 2003, he completed a second postdoc in neuroimmunology at McGill University, Montréal. Dr. Lacroix teaches and conducts research in the fields of neuroimmunology and regenerative medicine. His recent research has focused on the identification of the endogenous signals initiating neuroinflammation and the role of immune cells in neural damage and repair in the context of spinal cord and peripheral nerve injury and multiple sclerosis. With over 20 years of research in neuroimmune diseases, he has published more than 60 papers with over 5500 citations, many of which are published in the leading journals of neurosciences and immunology.