Vascular Neurology and Neurorehabilitation
Despite the effectiveness of acute stroke therapies, up to 80% of stroke patients are left disabled, due to motor, speech, visual or cognitive impairment. With more than 16’000 new strokes happening in Switzerland every year and an aging population, neurorehabilitation is becoming ever more important.
In our laboratory, we explore the brain's capacity for recovery and plasticity in patients and animal models.
Our main goals are to identify mechanisms of cortical plasticity during learning and recovery after brain lesions, as well as to identify predictors of good recovery and outcome after stroke. By improving our understanding of the processes involved in functional recovery after stroke, we hope to develop novel rehabilitation therapies, as well as improve existing ones.