Dr. Sam David is a Professor in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, at the Centre for Research in Neuroscience, The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Center in Montreal. He obtained his PhD degree in 1979 from the University of Manitoba, and did postdoctoral work at McGill University and University College London, UK. His research focuses on molecular mechanisms of inflammation after spinal cord and peripheral nerve injury, CNS autoimmune disease, and the molecular control of iron homeostasis in the CNS and its dysregulation in CNS pathologies. He has published in top tier journals such as Science, PNAS, Neuron, Nature Immunology, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Brain, and Journal of Neuroscience. He is Director of the CIHR Training Program in Neuroinflammation, which includes 16 laboratories at three Montreal area Universities. He is the current President of the Canadian Association of Neuroscience, member of the Medical Advisory Committee of the MS Society of Canada, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation, and other organizations.