Prestigious Research Fellowship awarded to Dr Mo Chen

We are thrilled to announce that because of your generous support, the Foundation is co-funding Dr Mo Chen’s prestigious research fellowship. Griffith University awarded just 12 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships across the university. These fellowships are designed to support the best and brightest researchers so that they can continue outstanding research and then apply for nationally-competitive […]


Intensive Rehabilitation Trial (1) Results

Unpublished preliminary data is now available from the initial stages of the Spinal Injury Project’s Intensive Rehabilitation Trial. Researchers at the Clem Jones Institute for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research, led by Professor James St John, have made revolutionary findings.  The study investigated the impact of an intensive exercise rehabilitation program on five participants with […]


Funding Boost for Spinal Injury Project Research Team

Griffith University’s Spinal Injury Project has received a major boost thanks to a $5.4 million funding extension from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC). This funding supports the 35 researchers in the lab. Griffith’s Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research team, headed by Professor James St John, is on the cusp of […]


Exciting news!!

With the support of generous donors, the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation has donated $420,000 to fund a second Rehabilitation Trial for Griffith University’s Spinal Injury Project (SIP)! This is a crucial final step before researchers proceed to a ground-breaking human clinical trial. This second Rehabilitation Trial will allow another five people with paralysis to […]


Spinal Cord Community Survey

The Griffith University Spinal Injury Project (GUSIP) is looking for volunteers with a spinal cord injury to participate in their survey. If you have a spinal cord injury, live in Australia and are over 18 years of age they would greatly appreciate your participation. You will be asked to partake in a short 10-15 min online survey […]


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 […]


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