About the Fehlings Lab

The Fehlings Lab is one of the world’s leading labs in the field of translational research in neural repair and regeneration. Beginning with the seminal work of Dr. Tator and Dr. Fehlings on the secondary phase of spinal cord injury, the lab has since gone on to publish many papers on the topic of spinal cord disease and therapeutic strategies.

Today, the Fehlings lab has state-of-the-art facilities in the Krembil Discovery Tower, and employs a number of highly skilled scientists with diverse expertise including surgery, pathology, genetics, cell and molecular biology and electrophysiology. Using these powerful resources in combination with our extensive expertise in generating and characterizing animal models, we conduct research on some of the most challenging aspects of a variety of traumatic and degenerative neuropathies (ie. Spinal Cord Injury, Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, Cerebral Palsy). Finally, with the knowledge gleaned from this research, we are uniquely placed to translate discoveries from “benchtop to bedside” with our experienced clinical staff and robust patient pool at the Toronto Western Hospital Neurosurgery Department.

For more information about the Fehlings Laboratory, check out some of our recent publications. For more specific inquiries, feel free to contact us via email


Krembil Discovery Tower: Toronto, Ontario           (Photo: John Loper)Working in the Wet Lab           (Photo: John Loper)Microscopy at the Bench           (Photo: John Loper)Krembil Discovery Tower           (Photo: John Loper)