A $67,000 research grant has been awarded to Nic Leipzig, PhD to conduct research in nerve damage and healing, specifically looking at the molecular processes that are involved in syringomyelia.
The work will characterize the fundamental process of nerve damage, which is presently not well understood. Dr. Leipzig will utilize state of the art cellular tools to reveal this process.
It is hoped that results from this study will help the development of treatment strategies to restore nerve function damaged by syringomyelia. With this funding, Dr. Leipzig joins the CCRC team at the University of Akron to conduct this important work.