Competitive Grant Secured

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Dr. Mo Chen, leading scientist from our Spinal Injury Project at Griffith University, has secured a $750,000 grant from the highly competitive Medical Research Future Fund with matching funds from our incredible donors, Griffith University and the Clem Jones Foundation. With your support, the Foundation have also committed $75,000 per year, for 4 years to support this important research.

The $1.5 million project will continue to develop a ground-breaking biological nerve bridge device for repairing spinal cord injuries.

The grant from the Medical Research Future Fund is highly competitive, with only a select 3% researchers chosen to receive funding. Dr. Chen’s project was chosen due to its potential to have a significant impact on the treatment of spinal cord injuries.

The team of chief investigators include Dr Mo Chen, Dr Ronak Reshamwala, Dr Mariyam Murtaza (pictured from left to right in image above) and Dr Yu-Ting Tseng, with associate investigators Professor James St John, Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg, Dr Dinesh Palipana, and Dr Brent McMonagle. 

Please reach out to [email protected] if you would like to learn more or join us on a lab tour to meet the team and learn more about the Spinal Injury Project. 

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