Spinal Cord Injury Research

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IMRIC Lead Researcher: 
Partner Lead Researcher: 
Dr. Patrick Whelan, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary
IMRIC Location: 
IMRIC, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Partner Location(s): 
Hotchkiss Brain Institute, University of Calgary
Research Team(s)
IMRIC
Dvir Blivis, Ph.D.
Moriel Ben-Zwi
do Strauss, Ph.D.
Yoav Mor, Ph.D.

IMRIC's Dr. Aharon Lev Tov joins Dr. Patrick Whelan from the University of Calgary, to better understand how our brain communicates with spinal circuits that generate walking.

Dr. Lev-Tov's IMRIC team has been researching how to educate the injured spinal cord to find new pathways to movement and help the patient regain some function by re-wiring the system. In Dr. Whelan's lab, the research focuses on the role played by neurotransmitters — the chemicals that carry messages between nerve cells and muscles — in movement. His experiments have shown that neurotransmitters replacement therapies can promote recovery of movement in animals. Together they are continuing their multi-disciplinary approach to explore the wide range of techniques to help the injured patient to regain movement.

Collaboration Partners

University of Calgary

IMRIC's Dr. Aharon Lev-Tov joins Dr. Patrick Whelan from the University of Calgary, to better understand how our brain communicates with spinal circuits that generate walking.

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