Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund (BSCIRTF) Awards


The McKnight Brain Institute is pleased to announce new Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Fund (BSCIRTF) awards, effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  Congratulations to the investigators below and our deep appreciation to all those who submitted proposals.

Drs. Dennis Steindler and Steven Roper

Human Pan-Neuronal Generator for Brain Repair

Drs. Adam Beck and Gerry Shaw

Biochemical Markers of Ischemic Spinal Cord Injury in the CSF and Blood Undergoing Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair

Drs. David Fitzgerald and Bruce Crosson

Correlating Disturbed Sleep and Damaged White Matter Tracts in the Brainstem in Traumatic Brain Injury Using Diffusion Weighted Imaging

Drs. Aparna Shukla and Kelly D. Foote

Can Short Latency Afferent Inhibition Offer Us Clues to Better Dystonia Treatments?

Drs. Sylvain Dore and Fan Ren

Protective Role of Carbon Monoxide (CO) in Cerebral Ischemia

Drs. David Borchelt and Matt Sarkisian

A Comparison of Pathogenic Processes in Acute Contusion Spinal Cord Injury and ALS

Drs. Alexander Glushakov and Sylvain Dore

Potential Therapeutic Role of PGF Receptor Blockade in Traumatic Brain Injury