Xavier Navarro

Xavier Navarro received the M.D. degree and the Ph.D. in medicine from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, in 1978 and 1985, respectively. He completed speciality training in neurology at the University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, and in neurophysiology at the University of Minnesota while holding a Fulbright fellowship (1986–1988).

He is presently full Professor of Physiology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. From 1989 he is heading the research group on neuroplasticity and regeneration of the Institute of Neurosciences. He serves also as scientific advisor of the Institute Guttmann for Neurorehabilitation. His research interests are focused on axonal regeneration, functional restitution after neural injuries, neuroprostheses, and neurodegenerative diseases. He served as member of the editorial board of the Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System, Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Muscle & Nerve, and review editor, Frontiers in Neuroengineering.


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