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Ep. 242: “Spinal Cord Injury” Featuring Dr. Aileen Anderson

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Dr. Aileen Anderson is the Director of the Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center at the University of California, Irvine. Her lab investigates the role of inflammatory mechanisms in degeneration and regeneration in the injured central nervous system. She talks about cell therapy for spinal cord injury and how academic labs can collaborate with companies to move toward the clinic. She also discusses biomaterials to support axon regeneration.

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Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Aileen Anderson

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