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Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy Spinal Cord Research Center

Our mission is to bridge the gap between scientific discovery and clinical application by 1) developing and optimizing promising therapies and 2) improving existing protocols, for the treatment of people with spinal cord injury.

Spinal Cord Injury

More than 25 years ago, a group of faculty members joined together to study ways of treating spinal cord injury. Today, the SCRC is one of the premier Spinal Cord Injury research centers in the world.

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Neural Progenitor Cell Transplantation following Cervical Spinal Cord Injury

The Lane Lab is exploring the consequences of cervical spinal cord injury and aims to develop treatments to improve recovery.

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Mol. Ther. Nucleic Acids - Image from Drexel's Spinal Cord Research Center

The Tom Lab is developing strategies to promote recovery of affected behaviors after acute and chronic spinal cord injury.

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Axonal Regeneration - Veronica Tom Lab

The Tom Lab is developing strategies to promote recovery of affected behaviors after acute and chronic spinal cord injury.

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Dougherty et al (2013) Neuron, 80(4):920 - Spinal Cord Research Center

The Dougherty Lab explores how spinal circuits are organized to produce movements.

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Graduate Training Programs in Neuroscience at Drexel University

Students in the Neuroscience program can earn a master's or PhD, leading to careers in research, academic administration, public policy and more.

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Event Schedule

Please note: Spinal Cord Research Meetings will be held remotely when possible. The below schedule is tentative.

April 3:
Part 1 – Dr. Megan Detloff will present the talk that she was invited to give next week at the Gulf Coast Pain Consortium Meeting in Texas
Part 2 – Dr. Itzhak Fischer will update attendees on the second meeting of the PA Spinal Cord Commission and any news relevant to Drexel
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April 10:
Jonathan Perdoma, PhD student with Dr. V. Bhandawat, Drexel Biomedical Engineering

April 17:
John Walker and John Richards, PhD students with Dr. M. Detloff

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Fields of Interest

Neuron - Image from Drexel Spinal Cord Research Center

Computational Neuroscience & Modelling




Robotics & Brain-Computer Interface


Core Facilities:

  • Behavioural core
  • Surgical core
  • Electrophysiology
  • Histology and microscopy
  • Cell culture

Center News

Neuroscience Retreat and Research Day

May 2018
Neuroscience Retreat and Research Day, May 16, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Queen Lane, SAC Rooms A and B

ISNR - Lana Zholudeva and Victoria Spruance

December 2015
Lana Zholudeva and Victoria Spruance won presentation awards at the ISNR meeting this week.

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