Gregoire Courtine, PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Grégoire Courtine was trained in Mathematics, Physics, and Neurosciences. He received his PhD degree in Experimental Medicine from the Inserm Plasticity and Repair, France, in 2003. After a Post-doctoral training at the University of California (UCLA), where he was also an associate researcher for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, he established his own laboratory at the University of Zurich in 2008. He received the Schellenberg Prize for his work in paraplegia and a fellowship from the European Research Council in 2009 for the significant progress made in the development of neurotechnologies. In 2012, he accepted the International Paraplegic Foundation (IRP) chair in Spinal Cord Repair in the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Over the past 15 years, Prof Courtine has implemented an unconventional research program with the aim to develop radically new treatment paradigms to improve motor function in severely paralyzed people. The results of this research were recognized in various high-profile publications such as Science and Nature journals. In 2013, he was invited to share his personal and scientific journey at TEDGlobal. In 2014, Grégoire launched his startup, G-Therapeutics SA, which aims to translate his medical and technological breakthroughs into therapeutic treatments. His startup obtained numerous prizes. In parallel, he set up an innovative Gait Rehabilitation Platform at the University Hospital of Vaud (CHUV) to implement clinical trials.
- Overexpression of protrudin in primary cortical neurons enhances regeneration after laser axotomy through multiple mechanisms
- Lin28 protein regulates CNS axon regeneration in adult mammalians
- Case Western Reserve Researchers Restore Breathing and Partial Forelimb Function in Rats with Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries
- Elevated phosphoinositide 3-kinase activity promotes axon regeneration of central nervous system neurons
- Identifying the most effective types of integration-free human iPS cell-derived neural stem/progenitor cells in the treatment of spinal cord injury
- Alterations in spinal cord injury-induced plasticity of spinal rhythm generating interneurons following treadmill training with epidural stimulation in mouse
- École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has implanted SCI trial patient walking 1/2 mile.
- Nerve-on-a-Chip to Improve Functionality of Neuroprosthetic Devices
- Perspectives on “the biology of spinal cord regeneration success and failure”
- Neuroplasticity after Spinal Cord Injury
- SCI Research and Rehabilitation: Mayo Clinic Radio
- Therapeutic Stimulation for Restoration of Function After Spinal Cord Injury
- Louis and Harold Price Foundation boosts SCI work at the Dr. Daniel Lu Laboratory with $3M gift
- BioAxone receives fast track grant for Rho Kinase 2 inhibitor to improve outcomes in chronic SCI
- SCI Trial Report Standing and Walking with Electrical Stimulation at Mayo
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