An innovative neuroscientist who pushed the boundaries of knowledge
Although trained in clinical neurology, Dr. Aguayo pursued his love of experimental studies, and focused his career on basic research in neurobiology. In 1967, he joined the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery at McGill.
By utilizing some of the most advanced anatomical and physiological techniques then available, Dr. Aguayo and his team were the first to show that nerve fibres and function in the central nervous system of adult mammals could be restored after injury. Neural repair today stands in a prominent position due to his exceptional research.