Welcome to the Spinal Cord Research Centre's (SCRC) web site in the
Department of Physiology at the
University of Manitoba.
We are located at the Bannatyne campus, next to
the Health Sciences Centre, in
The SCRC consists of eight core laboratories housed in the Department
of Physiology dedicated exclusively to spinal cord research. These
core investigators are joined by 14 affiliated researchers from
six Departments or Schools
at the University of Manitoba and over seventy 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. Phil Gardiner writes guest entry on Robert Thirsk's Explorations in Health Research, discussing effects of exercise on neuronal function.
Dr. Kristine Cowley receives the 2012 MMSF Operating Grant!
Congratulations to the 2012 Manitoba Spinal Cord Injury Research Committee (MSCIRC) awardees!
SCRC researchers receive the 2012 Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Foundation Fund and HSC Foundation Awards!
Dr. Barbara Shay appointed Head of Department of Physical Therapy.
David A. McCrea, Ph.D.
Director, Spinal Cord Research Centre
Professor, Department of Physiology