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Dr. Levene






Research Interests


Curriculum Vitae


 Contact Information:

The Miami Project
to Cure Paralysis

1095 NW 14th Terrace

Locator Code R-48

Miami, Florida 33136


Tel:  (305) 243-6946



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Howard B. Levene, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Clinical Neurological Surgery



Schwann Cell Transplantation after SCI.


Research Interests

One proposed therapy for spinal cord injury is to introduce cells to the injury site to help repair, restore, or support existing neurons. My research focuses on a large animal model to study the effect and behavior of transplanted autologous Schwann cells. I have been involved in the refinement of this animal model. This approach allows for the scientific study of the behavior of implanted cells and generates the groundwork for clinical trials. Research utilizing this model is done in collaboration with clinicians and scientists at the Miami Project such as Drs. Guest, Solano, Pearse, Wood, Bunge, and many more.















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