Brett Hilton


Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

BSc (UBC), BA (UBC), PhD (UBC)


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Brett Hilton is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cellular & Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia (UBC) and a Principal Investigator at the International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD). From 2017 until 2022, Hilton was a Wings for Life and European Molecular Biological Organization (EMBO)-supported postdoctoral research fellow in the Axonal Growth and Regeneration laboratory at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) under the supervision of Professor Frank Bradke. From 2010 until 2016, Hilton completed his Ph.D. under the supervision of Professor Wolfram Tetzlaff at ICORD.

Contact Info

Lab Manager
Nicole Janzen
Lab Email
Lab Phone
Mailing Address
Blusson Spinal Cord Centre 5540
818 W 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

Research Information

We seek to identify the processes that prevent damaged neurons from regenerating following brain or spinal cord injury. To do this, we use a multidisciplinary strategy combining cellular, molecular, and bioinformatic approaches together with tissue clearing and 3D imaging analyses. We are also interested in identifying the cells and circuits that are most critical for mediating functional improvements after spinal cord injury.



  • axon regeneration
  • central nervous system
  • circuit
  • plasticity
  • spinal cord
  • spinal cord injury