Vivian was awarded a travel grant to present her ground breaking research in the development of a pig stroke model at the 4th Annual Southern Translational Education and Research (STaR) conference (http://www.rxugace.com/STAR). This year’s focus is “Brain Injury: Pathways to Recovery.” Come see her talk entitled “Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Functional Analysis of a Novel Middle Cerebral Artery Ischemic Stroke Pig Model” at GRU on Sept 27th during the 11am-12pm session.
Amie Goedeke received a fellowship to work on the derivation of canine induced pluripotent stem cells from the Morris Animal Foundation. These unique canine stem cells can be turned into neurons to help daschunds with spinal cord injury or mesenchymal cells for dogs with bone or cartilage defects or arthritis. This personalized medicine option gets around the whole issue of immune rejection leading to safe and efficacious therapies. Congratulations to Amie for a job well done!