Nathalie Rose Barr Award
Our aim is to encourage high-quality research into regeneration and repair in the injured spinal cord by fostering a new generation of dedicated scientists and clinicians. We are focused on ensuring that we have the necessary breadth of skills and experience to develop treatments for spinal cord injury.
We have funded over 40 student awards under this grant, here are the latest three awards.
University of Oxford: The contribution of extracellular vesicles to the outcome of spinal cord injury
University of Birmingham: The role of aquaporin-4 in limiting acute oedema after spinal cord injury
King’s College London: Improving grasping and reducing spasticity after spinal cord injury with a clinically relevant delivery of Neurotrophin-3 to muscles, initiated after 24 hours
These three-year awards encourage the development of talented and highly-motivated young scientists in the field of spinal cord repair, in both clinical and basic science research environments. The PhD degree must be awarded from a UK university and a high priority is given to collaborative proposals between more than one laboratory or institution. The PhD student is recruited to a team that is already established in the field of spinal cord injury research, where they will receive an excellent quality of training and support. As well as obligations within their own institution, all students are encouraged to attend and present their data at at our own Network Meeting in September each year, and other research conferences.