Department of Surgery

Cindi Morshead Division Chair B.Sc., Ph.D.
Contact Info
T: (416) 946-5575
F: (416) 946-5545
Physical Location
Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
160 College St., Room 1006
Toronto, ON, M5S 3E1

Dr. Morshead’s area of expertise is in stem cell biology and specifically, in the field of adult neural stem cells. She did her PhD at the University of Toronto and acquired a faculty position in the Department of Surgery in 2003. She is currently a tenured Professor and Chair of the Division of Anatomy.  She has appointments in the Rehabilitation Science Institute (RSI) and the Institute of Biomaterial and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME). 

Research Interests:

  1. Understanding the fundamental biology of neural stem cells; their migration, cell kinetics, differentiation, cell lineage dynamics. 
  2. Application of stem cell biology to regenerative medicine strategies.  Develop stem cell based strategies to treat disease and promote repair in models such as stroke, cerebral palsy, acquired brain injury and spinal cord injury.
  3. Application of bioengineering strategies and use of biomaterials to enhance CNS repair.

Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
University of Toronto Collaborative Program in Neuroscience (CPIN)

Ontario Institute of Regenerative Medicine

Stem Cell Network


Graduate Faculty Member: 
Institute of Medical Science (IMS)
Rehabilitation Science Institute (RSI)
Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (IBBME)