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 […]


Meet the SIP Team – Dr Todd Shelper

Dr Todd Shelper is a research fellow in the Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research team. Todd completed a Master of Biotechnology at the University of Queensland followed by a PhD from Griffith University in 2014. Todd uses his microscopic and imaging analysis skills to work with the team to analyse the […]


Meet the SIP Team – Francesca Oieni

Francesca Oieni is a Research Assistant with the Spinal injury Project Team. She is a Molecular Biologist and holds a Master’s degree in Genetics and a Bachelor of Natural Sciences achieved respectively from the University of Paris and the University of Rome. Francesca will collaborate with Dr Tammy Tseng and Dr Mo Chen to develop […]


Meet the SIP Team – Chenying Yang

Chenying Yang is a research assistant with the Spinal Injury Project team. She completed a Bachelor of Bioscience and Biotechnology at Tsinghua University before arriving in Australia to complete her Master’s of Biomedical Research at the University of Melbourne. She will be working with Dr Anu Chacko and Dr Ali Delbaz to find compounds that […]


Treatment For Paralysis A Step Closer

An Australian-first rehabilitation trial considered the next crucial step in treating paralysis will now proceed after a record donation from the country’s leading spinal injury research foundation. The $450,000 commitment from The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation (PCSRF) will allow five people with paralysis to complete an intensive 16-week training program at a state-of-the-art facility […]


Dr Matt & Dr Mike on Spinal Cord Injury

The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation has teamed up with Dr Matt & Dr Mike from the Spinal Injury Project at Griffith University to present a series of educational videos about the spinal cord and spinal cord injury. Episode 1 – Spinal Cord Overview In this video, Dr Mike explains the structure and function of the […]


Meet Dr Indra Neil Choudhury

We are so grateful to be able to support brilliant researchers like Dr Indra at the Spinal Injury Project.  Dr Indra Neil Choudhury was recently selected amongst many candidates as the Gold Coast Mayor Student Ambassador (2020). He is also a PhD student representative for the School of Medical Science at Griffith University and regularly […]


Griffith University biomedical researchers take home top award

PCSRF is proud to announce that a research spin-off by the Spinal Injury Project team at Griffith University has been awarded the prestigious Marshall and Warren Innovation Award at the annual NHMRC Research Excellence Awards in Canberra on 11 March. Associate Professor James St John, Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg, Dr Matt Barton and Dr Brent […]


SIP Project gets $5.7m boost!

World-leading Griffith University research into the development of a cell-based therapy for treating spinal cord injuries has received a $5.7 million boost from the Queensland Government. Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad, who announced the funding at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery at Nathan campus, said it would support pre-clinical research initially pioneered by […]


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