Patients suffering from spinal cord injury can now hope for more advanced treatment as the scientists of The Research Consortium on Spinal Cord of Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation are working hard to achieve the mission of optimizing intrinsic capacity of adult nervous system so that it can repair and remodel itself after injury.
Christopher and Dana Reeve foundation, who has dedicated itself in curing spinal cord injuries, has recruited Samuel L Pfaff, Ph.D, a stem cell neurobiologist and Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., of The Salk Indtitute’s in order to expand the work of The International Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury. Samuel L. Pfaff is the person who has successfully demonstrated the expertise in stem cell biology and spinal cord expertise. His main work of L Pfaff in The Salk Institute was to monitor the embryonic development of motor neurons. These are the special cells which transmits signals from the brain or spinal cord to muscles throughout the body to generated movement.
The position offered to Samuel L Pfaff is of Principal Investigator. Dr Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., will oversee a stem cell core laboratory that will serve as infrastructure for the research network and also will reorient more exclusively to stem cell research, with an emphasis on human embryonic stem cells.
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is a Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) which promotes the health and well-being of people living with a spinal cord injury, mobility impairment and paralysis by providing comprehensive information, resources and referral services.