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Leif G Salford

Honorary Scientific advisor


Professional Experience 

Leif Salford started his research on hypoxia and ischemia in the rat brain at the Department of Neurosurgery, Lund University, Sweden and at Cornell University New York 1970-74. Salford set up the Translational Neuro-Oncology Laboratory in the Department of Neurosurgery, Lund, Sweden, in 1977 to seek a cure for the 100 per cent fatal brain tumor malignant glioma.

When the technology was to be transferred to the clinical phase, the Rausing family stepped in with substantial financial support, giving the laboratory its new name. After 2 years in Kuwait where Leif supported the building of a medical faculty, he returned to Lund as chief physician at the Neurosurgeon and ran the Rausing laboratory. A Professorship was obtained in Neurosurgery in Lund in 1996 and Salford continued to work as head of Neurosurgery until 2008. From 2009 to 2018, Leif Salford worked as senior professor and continued as head of the Rausing laboratory.

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