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‘Best in Class’ Platform for Blood Brain Barrier Delivery of Therapeutics

Project Overview

The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is a tightly woven layer of vascular cells in the brain that prevents harmful molecules from the circulation, viruses and toxins, from entering the brain. To allow entry of nutrients into the brain, the BBB employs molecular transporters that shuttle nutrients back and …

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Principal Investigator:
  • Danica Stanimirovic, National Research Council of Canada
Team Members:
  • Reinhard Gabathuler, BiOasis Technologies Inc.
  • Brigitte Guérin, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Roger Lecomte, Université de Sherbrooke
  • David Fortin, Université de Sherbrooke

2012 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

Project Overview

Dr. Scott and his research team focus on how feedback to the primary motor cortex, which is a key region in the brain for voluntary control, interacts with spinal activity. This will enable them to understand how sensory feedback from the limb (and vision) is essential while performing voluntary mot…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Stephen Scott, Queen's University

2012 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

Project Overview

Dr. Jean-François Trempe, is a post-doctoral student at McGill University. Dr. Trempe is working in the lab of Brain Repair Program team member Dr. Ted Fon. His main area of research is on the human gene parkin, whose mutations are known to cause a familial form of Parkinson’s disease. The award …

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Principal Investigator:
  • Jean-Francois Trempe, McGill University

2013 Barbara Turnbull Award for Spinal Cord Research

Project Overview

Although the spinal cord contains all the circuitry necessary for locomotion, due to the absence of commands from the brain, people with spinal cord injuries are unable to walk. Motor recovery can be partially achieved by strategies or therapies intended to regenerate axons from the brain to the spi…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Frederic Bretzner, CHUQ Research Centre, Laval University

2013 Dr. Hubert van Tol Travel Fellowship

Project Overview

Ms. Voronova is a postdoctoral student in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Department of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario.  She used her travel fellowship to attend the  University of Toronto – Karolinska Institute Exchange course in Developmental and Perinatal Biology…

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Principal Investigator:
  • Anastassia Voronova, University of Toronto