Spinal Cord Research Centre


Welcome to the Spinal Cord Research Centre's (SCRC) web site in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the University of Manitoba. We are located at the Bannatyne campus, next to the Health Sciences Centre, in downtown Winnipeg.

The SCRC consists of ten core laboratories dedicated exclusively to spinal cord research, eight laboratories housed in the Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology and two in Regenerative Medicine. These core investigators are joined by 12 affiliated researchers from six Departments or Schools at the University of Manitoba and over sixty research associates, post-doctoral fellows, students and support staff.

Our mission is to provide an environment for world-class spinal cord research and training. We are leaders in the field of locomotor control and our research is focused on understanding spinal cord physiology, neuronal networks and cell function, systems physiology and regeneration. Our unified effort towards understanding the cellular basis of spinal motor control is unique both nationally and internationally. We believe that these approaches are complimentary and essential to other researchers efforts to regenerate central neurons and restore function in man.

This web site was set up to inform prospective students and postdoctoral trainees, as well as others interested in spinal cord research, of the research underway at the Spinal Cord Research Centre.

We invite you to learn more about us.

Dr. Soheila Karimi receives 2015 Craig H. Neilsen Foundation grant

Congratulations to the 2013 Manitoba Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee (MSCIRC) awardees!

Dr. Sari Hannila receives the 2014 Wings for Life Spinal Cord Research Foundation Award

Drs. Larry Jordan, Kris Cowley and Karen Ethans recognized by Rick Hansen for their research in spinal cord injury

Congratulations, Dr. Stecina, on your new appointment!
The SCRC congratulates Dr. Katinka Stecina on being appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology & Pathophysiology. Dr. Stecina has been a Research Affiliate and co-investigator in the Spinal Cord Research Centre since December 2011. She will establish a new laboratory focused on understanding the interactions between sensory and motor neuronal networks. We most heartily welcome Dr. Stecina as a faculty member at the University of Manitoba.

David A. McCrea, Ph.D.
Director, Spinal Cord Research Centre
Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology

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