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.
- SCI 2020: Launching a Decade for Disruption in Spinal Cord Injury Research
- Three prong approach bridges complete SCI in rodents
- Work towards finding the right stem cell for SCI therapy
- More good news out of UCLA lab on restoring bladder function non-invasive after SCI
- An informative CSPG article out of Robarts Research Institute
- Stem cell lab work continues to show progress
- More concept developments reported from the Courtine lab in Nature
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- SCI: MRI shows not all sensation is lost
- Spinal Cord Injury: Is the vagus nerve our neural connectome?
- New strategy with small molecules found for potential complementary therapy to treat SCI
- Worldwide licensing agreement made on peptide developed in Silver laboratory at Case Western Reserve University
- Nick Terrafranca from NeuroRecovery Technologies
- In a Break with Dogma, Myelin Boosts Neuron Growth in Spinal Cord Injuries
- A new microtubule-based approach for augmenting nerve regeneration
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