Neuroscientist and SCI Research Pioneer Ben Barres Passes Away

Posted by Reeve Staff in Research News on December 28, 2017 # Research, News

Ben Barres, MD, PhD, a member of the Foundation's International Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury Research since 2011, died on December 27th. As the celebrations of him and his life's work attest, Ben was a scientific pioneer, passionate, brilliant and exacting in his research, but also an extraordinarily good human being. His most important and long-lasting legacy will be his students, who go forth imbued with his love of science, his intellectual curiosity and his essential decency. All of us at the Reeve Foundation were blessed to have been part of Ben's world and spinal cord research is richer for his contributions.

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