Michel Modo, PhD

Dr. Mike Modo is a Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of Pittsburgh.  He holds secondary appointments in the Department of Bioengineering, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition.

Dr. Modo is a neuroscientist who earned a BSc in Psychology at Royal Holloway University of London, and a PhD in Neurosciences from King’s College London (KCL). At KCL’s Institute of Psychiatry, he also completed his post-doctoral work in Neuroimaging. He is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the American Society for Neural Therapy and Repair (ASNTR). In 2013, Dr. Modo received the Bernard Sanberg Memorial Award for Brain Repair from ASNTR, and was the society’s president for 2017-2018. He is currently the co-chair of TERMIS’ Neural & Spine TWIG. He was the co-chair of TERMIS’ Neural & Spine TWIG from 2018-2019.

The main interest of Dr. Modo’s research lies in the restorative neurobiology following brain damage, especially stroke. An interdisciplinary approach is espoused that involves growth factors, stem cells, as well as biomaterials. Our laboratory also develops novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods that allow the visualization of stem cell migration, bioscaffold degradation and the monitoring of functional tissue restoration.

He currently serves on the editorial boards of Brain Research Bulletin, Cell Transplantation, Current Stem Cell Research and Therapy, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, and Scientific Reports.

View a list of Dr. Modo’s publications here.