Mending the Gap: Professor Molly Shoichet joins multidisciplinary team working to develop new treatments for spinal cord injuries

Professor Molly Shoichet

University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly) part of Mend the Gap, an international collaboration developing new ways to treat spinal cord injuries.

Spinal cord injuries can be devastating to those who experience them. Currently, almost no options are available to reverse the effects, which can include paralysis, chronic pain and loss of bladder control. But an international team of researchers — including University Professor Molly Shoichet (ChemE, BME, Donnelly) — hopes to change that. 

Shoichet is a co-principal investigator with Mend the Gap, an international collaboration of more than 30 researchers, engineers, scientists, surgeons and social scientists from Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia. Today, the collaboration received $24 million from Canada’s New Frontiers in Research Fund.

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