Research funding for cell therapy research

Our research team was awarded funding from the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation and the Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation, to pursue cell therapy studies for promoting spinal cord repair. Our many thanks to these foundations for supporting our research! 

Neuroscience Summer Camp 2017

Drexel University, College of Medicine holds a Neuroscience Summer Camp for high school juniors and sophomore students, who demonstrate a strong interest in neuroscience research. The Camp teaches students neurobiology and offers the opportunity to gain hand-on experience with ongoing research.

Each year, a group of students works with the Lane Lab research team on a spinal cord injury research project. This years team of students used viral tracing methods to examine the phrenic neuronal circuitry within the normal and injured spinal cord. 

Hot off the press!

Lana Zholudeva published results now showing that spinal V2a interneurons are recruited into injured pathways after spinal cord injury. Ongoing work now aims to harness therapeutically target this cell type. 

Stem Cell Research Meeting 2017

Michael Lane spoke at the first Stem Cell Research Meeting hosted by Roman Reed at the Gladstone Institutes in California. Great day of science and discussion driving research forward to more effective clinical translation. 

From left to right: Roman Reed, Drs Jan Nolta, Todd McDevitt, Hans Keirstead, Katherine Spink, Ed Wirth III, and Michael Lane

From left to right: Roman Reed, Drs Jan Nolta, Todd McDevitt, Hans Keirstead, Katherine Spink, Ed Wirth III, and Michael Lane

Hot off the Press

New paper released by Tanya Bezdudnaya from our research team, shows that spinal cord injury affects function of respiratory cells in the brainstem soon after injury. We don't yet know how this might affect recovery of breathing after injury

March for Science

The March for Science in Philadelphia on Saturday saw a turn out of thousands supporting Science! 

Hot off the press

New article co-authored with several leading spinal cord scientists, highlights current technology and research in the field of spinal cord injury

Stem Cell Cures

Dr Lane will be speaking at the Stem Cell Cures Consortium conferences on June 8th at the Gladstone Institutes. Other confirmend speakers are Stem Cell Expert Dr. Hans Keirstead, CIRM Chair emeritus Bob Klein, Dr.Ed Wirth, SF Supervior Jeff Sheehy

Clinical Trial updates

Vice released a report on the In Vivo Therapeutis trial:

https://tonic.vice.com/en_us/article/were-one-step-closer-to-reversing-paralysis

Hot off the Press

This new paper explores projections coming into the spinal cord that are asscoiated with the phrenic motor system, which may represent a target for enhancing plasticity 

This research was a collaboration with David Fuller and colleagues at the University of Florida

This research was a collaboration with David Fuller and colleagues at the University of Florida

Hot off the press

Recent review paper on the use of cell therapy for spinal cord injury - the benefits, the caveats and the difficulties

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Summer Students

Many thanks to Jordyn Karliner and Paul Wisniowski for an incredibly productive summer as part of our team. We look forward to having you back for Discovery Day and to seeing your future success!

Congratulations to Jordyn for an outstanding summary of her summer research. Look forward to seeing this in press.

Congratulations to Jordyn for an outstanding summary of her summer research. Look forward to seeing this in press.