Abel Torres-Espin

Assistant adjunct professor
Brain and Spinal Injury Center (BASIC) University of California, San Francisco

Abel Torres-Espin is assistant professor at the School of Public Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo in Canada; adjunct professor at the University of Alberta and assistant adjunct professor at the Brain and Spinal Injury Center in the Weill Institute of Neurosciences at University of California, San Francisco.

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