Brent Reynolds, PhD

Brent Reynolds, PhDSpecial Interests


Brent A. Reynolds, PhD, received his Ph.D. in 1994 from the University of Calgary during which time he and Sam Weiss discovered the existence of a stem cell in the adult central nervous system, challenging a century old dogma that the adult brain was unable to produce new neurons. He co-founded NeuroSpheres Ltd. where he was Vice-President of Research and in 1999 published the first report on the trans-differentiation of cells derived from one germ layer into functional cells of another germ layer.

Professor Reynolds holds 16 US patents related to neural stem cells and his lab is currently focused on the development of stem cell specific assays, in situ manipulation of neural stem cells and understanding the role that solid tissue cancer stem cells play in tumor initiation and metastasis.