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Meet our Researchers - Dr Marie-Laure Vial

Thu 16, Mar 2017

Australian of the Year, Professor Alan MacKay-Sim, stressed the importance of funding a cohort of young scientists as they are the future of research and ultimately, the link to advancing the treatment and finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Dr Marie-Laure Vial is one of the very talented scientists currently working on the OCT in a bid to find a cure for spinal injury. She oversees the large scale drug discovery research to find potential drugs that improve regeneration and will also perform the 3D bio-printing to put the cells in the best possible format for transplantation.

Following completion of her masters, Marie-Laure looked for opportunities outside of Europe and joined the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery in Australia, for a six month research project. She worked on the isolation and structure elucidation of natural products from plants belonging to genus Eremophila. After working within this natural product drug discovery group, she decided to stay to undertake a PhD on the interface between neuroscience and chemistry - focusing on the chemical biology of natural products on Parkinson’s disease.

Marie-Laure Vial brings so much to the team and we're thrilled to have her board in the quest to find a cure for spinal injury.


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