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.
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.