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Aileen Anderson, PhD.
Associate Professor, Reeve-Irvine Research Center
“Stem Cell Strategies for Spinal Cord Injury: Managing the Microenvironment”
Dr. Anderson investigates the role of inflammatory mechanisms in degeneration and regeneration in the central nervous system (CNS), in particular the spinal cord. She collaborated with her husband, Dr. Brian Cummings, and Stem Cells, Inc., to develop a treatment for spinal cord injury using human neural stem cells. The therapy proved effective in mice and is now in human clinical trial. Dr. Anderson (and Dr. Stephen Huhn) will report on the trial, being conducted in Switzerland, as well as other work in her UC-Irvine lab. Dr. Anderson talks about how to bridge the junction between basic neuroscience and identifying translational strategies in SCI that will promote recovery of function.