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Terence Burns, M.D., Ph.D.

Terry is a native of Australia, whose French horn led him somewhat unexpectedly around the world and to college in the United States. He pursued biology and biochemistry at Columbia Union College, and earned his MD and PhD degrees at the University of Minnesota where his research focused on stem cells and their behavior in the ischemic brain. Terry’s most serious non-academic pursuits include French horn and nature photography; he otherwise enjoys almost anything to do with the outdoors, traveling, and now being back near the Pacific Ocean.


2010-present Resident, Neurosurgery, Stanford University Hospitals
2009-2010 Combined General Surgery/Clinical Neuroscience Internship, Stanford University
2001-2009 MD/PhD, University of Minnesota, MN
1996-2001 BS, Columbia Union College, MD

Research Interests:

Neuroregeneration; behavior, labeling and differentiation of adult and embryonic stem cells; translational therapies for neurodegenerative and ischemic brain diseases.

Program Completion: 2016


2011 Basic Science Research Award, Western Neurosurgical Society
2008 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Minnesota
2007 Society for Neuroscience Session Chair – stem cells in vivo
2007 Elected to Kappa Phi Kappa Graduate student Honor society
2006 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, University of Minnesota
2005 Hough Parkinson’s Grant Recipient
2004  BMEI Tissue Engineering Fellowship
2004 Chancellor’s List (Who’s Who Among American Graduate Students)
2004 Smithburg Memorial Prize
2003 3M Science and Technology fellowhip
2001 Graduated, B.S. - Summa Cum Laude
2000 Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
1999 Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society
1997 Bennett Alumni Scholarship
1996-2001 1st horn and soloist, New England Youth EnsembleS, Columbia Union College, MD


Contact Info: Terry Burns [burn0280 gmail.com]

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