Geoffrey Raisman

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Professor Geoffrey (Geoff) Raisman FRS (28 June 1939 – 27 January 2017) was a British neuroscientist.[1]

Personal life

He was born in Leeds and died in London. His parents were Harry and Celia Raisman, both also born in Leeds. Geoffrey's grandparents were Jewish immigrants from Lithuania. He describes his family's story in his book, The Undark Sky.[2] Raisman was not religious.[3] He attended Roundhay Grammar School and Pembroke College, Oxford.[4]


He was chair of neural regeneration at University College London's Institute of Neurology.[5][6] In 2014, his team claimed to have regrown nerve cells where they had been severed, restoring the damaged spinal cord of the Polish paraplegic Darek Fidyka.[7]

External links



  1. ^ RAISMAN, Prof. Geoffrey. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  2. ^ Raisman, Geoffrey (2002-11-27). The Undark Sky: A Story of Four Poor Brothers (First ed.). Newport Pagnell: Harehills Press. ISBN 9780954393809.
  3. ^ Anon (2004). "Geoff Raisman". The Lancet. 364 (9447): 1749. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(04)17382-0.
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