Dr Tanja Eindorf is a Research Fellow/Veterinary Surgeon who conducts pre-clinical spinal cord injury models in mice and is one member of the SIP team bringing us a big step closer to developing a treatment for spinal paralysis in humans.
1) Name / where you’re from?
Dr Tanja Eindorf, born in Germany, but have been living in Australia since 2006.
2) Current role within the Spinal Injury Project?
Research Fellow/Veterinary Surgeon in the Transplantation Team.
3) What outcomes are you hoping to achieve with your particular role?
To develop robust pre-clinical spinal cord injury models and to use these models to evaluate the laboratory’s cellular therapy portfolio.
4) What’s a day ‘on the job’ look like for you?
Performing spinal cord injury and cellular treatment surgeries in mice. Providing daily medical care and assessing animal recovery.
5) What keeps you inspired with your work?
The positive and promising preliminary results of our cellular therapy re. spinal cord regeneration.
6) What are you most excited about working on the SIP?
To be part of the journey to develop a treatment for paralysis, something which has been, until now, deemed impossible.
Pictured: Dr Tanja Eindorf in her scrubs ready for surgery.
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