August Research Update

It has been a busy start to the year for the Spinal Injury Project Team! Cleaning Up the Injury Site Project This project, funded by the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, led by Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg is analysing how cells isolated from the nose – known as olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) – can clean up the […]


In pursuit of a cure

Dr Ronak Reshamwala is working tirelessly to cure paralysis. He is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Spinal Injury Team. Dr Reshamwala develops surgical approaches for transplanting nerve bridges. His work involves incorporating the newest scientific and technological advances as part of  the team’s ground-breaking nerve bridge therapy. “To me, life is all about pushing […]


A special visit from Lazarus Project Foundation – all the way from Spain!

Thank you to Jose Molina Marco and Nestor Villalba Rojas from the Lázarus Project Foundation who recently visited the Spinal Injury Project all the way from Valencia Spain!  We enjoyed a wonderful day touring Making Strides and Griffith University Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research and discussing our shared mission to cure […]


Research Open Day at Griffith University

On May 17th 2022 we welcomed special guests to visit the Spinal Injury Project and tour the lab.  Guests enjoyed an update on the research and rehabilitation trial and got to meet the diverse team of 36 talented researchers. Many engaged and thoughtful questions were asked and all guests were pleased to see the progress […]


Meet the SIP Team – Dr Heidi Walkden

Dr Heidi Walkden is a research fellow and social media manager for the Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research team at Griffith University. Heidi first joined the team as an Honours student in 2015 and completed her PhD with them last year in the field of neuroscience. Heidi now uses her advanced […]


Meet the SIP Team – Dr Yu-Ting (Tammy) Tseng

Dr Tammy Tseng is a research fellow in the Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research team. Tammy obtained a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science and a Bachelor of Pharmacy in Taiwan before moving to Australia. Tammy is optimising nerve bridge constructs and screening compounds to find those which could improve our olfactory ensheathing […]


SIP PhD Candidate Ms Lynn Nazareth Famelab 2020 National Finalist!

Famelab is a live science communication competition that aims to discover charismatic early career scientists who can inspire people to see the world from new perspectives. It is run annually in Australia and in over 25 countries across the world! Lynn has presented her research into creating a screening technique using microscopic images of glial […]


Work continues to cure paralysis

Now more than ever we are reminded of the importance of research as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. Adhering to all public health advice, our Spinal Injury Project is continuing to work towards a cure for paralysis albeit under a new set of working conditions. Our researchers are still in the lab working hard. […]


New Funding for Nerve Bridge Research

Griffith University was recently awarded an NHMRC ideas grant for $715,000 which will help investigate and develop “self-assembling, self-adhering nerve bridges for large gap nerve injuries”. CONGRATULATIONS to the Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research and the Spinal Injury Project team leaders A/Prof James St John and A/Prof Jenny Ekberg from Menzies […]


SIP researchers to present at SLAS 2020 Conference in San Deigo, California

There were happy faces recently, when two PhD candidates in the Spinal Injury Project lab at Griffith University found out that they were awarded the prestigious Tony B. Academic Travel Award application by the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening’s Program Committee to present their research at the SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition. The conference […]


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