Dr. Antonio Ibarra is Professor and Researcher of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Anahuac University. He earned a Master and Doctorate in Sciences in Neuroimmunology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico D.F., Mexico in 1994 and 1998, respectively. Dr. Ibarra, based his thesis on the development of neuroprotective strategies after spinal cord injury. As a post-doctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Michael Schwartz at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, and later as scientist of the Unit on Neurological Diseases and the Faculty of Health Sciences he has studied the beneficial effects induced by protective autoimmunity after spinal cord injury. The focus of his research has been the study of immune phenomena as well as the development of neuroprotective pharmacological and immunomodulatory strategies after CNS injuries. Using spinal cord injury models Dr. Ibarra has published articles and book chapters in prestigious journals and editorials.