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Name: Michael J. Ferns
McGill title: Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurosurgery
Hospital title: Research Scientist, Division of Neurosurgery, MGH Res. Instit.
Office phone: (514) 937 6011 x2624
Fax: (514) 934 8227
E-mail: mcmf@musica.mcgill.ca
Areas of clinical expertise/research interests: The cellular and molecular basis of neuronal synapse formation and regeneration. In particular, our focus is (i) on defining how the nerve-derived signaling factor, agrin, directs the formation of the neuromuscular synapse; and (ii) determining whether agrin has a similar, inductive role in the formation of cholinergic interneuronal synapses.

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