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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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