Dr. Karen Moxon and Colleagues Receive a $3M NIH Grant for Their Enhancing Supraspinal Plasticity to Improve Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury Project
May 9, 2016
Drs. Karen Moxon, professor and associate director for research in BIOMED (PI), and John Bethea (CoAS – Co-PI), received a 5-year mult-PI $3M NIH R01 grant for the project titled “Enhancing Supraspinal Plasticity to Improve Functional Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury.” It is becoming increasingly evident that plasticity within supraspinal networks, induced by therapeutic interventions, is necessary for optimal recovery of function after spinal cord injury. The goal of this project is to study the impact of a range of novel therapeutic interventions on neuronal and glial plasticity in the central nervous system to understand how to improve behavioral outcomes after severe, mid-thoracic spinal cord injury.