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Panel 4: Nicholas Boulis, Emory University

Stem Cells in Clinical Trials

November 30, 2011
20 minutes
Nicholas Boulis


Dr. Boulis is a physician scientist whose research interests include biological neurorestoration and neuromodulation through the use of cell, protein and gene delivery to the nervous system. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Yale University with distinction in intensive biology and philosophy and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Harvard Medical School, winning the Harold Lamport Biomedical Research Award. Dr. Boulis is a neurosurgeon with significant expertise in the field of gene transfer to the nervous system. His Gene and Cell Therapy Translational Laboratory pursues advanced biological treatments for neurological disorders, including Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). Dr. Boulis has developed a clinical program focusing on peripheral nerve regeneration, spasticity, pain and Parkinson’s Disease, applying advanced microsurgical, radiosurgical and ablative and neural augmentation approaches. In 1997, Dr. Boulis founded Project Shunt, gathering donated equipment and organizing a team of relief neurosurgeons to deliver care to patients with congenital hydrocephalus and neural tube defects. Dr. Boulis continues to accompany the team and serves as one of Project Shunt’s neurosurgeons.