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
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
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. Phillip Gardiner appointed to the Medical and Scientific Committee of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Canada
Dr. Kristine Cowley awarded 2015 Research Manitoba New Investigator Operating Grant
Dr. Karimi lab successful in 2015 Research Manitoba Studentship/Fellowship Competition!
Dr. Phillip Gardiner successfully receives a CIHR 2014-2015 Transitional Open Operating Grant!
Dr. Stecina receives 2015 Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Foundation Fund Award
Drs. Kristine Cowley, Jim Nagy and Katinka Stecina receive 2015 NSERC funding!
Manitoba Neuroscience Network (MNN) launches Speaker Bureau
David A. McCrea, Ph.D.
Director, Spinal Cord Research Centre
Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology