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Mission Connect Supporting Our Next Generation of Researchers

Mission Connect Supporting Our Next Generation of Researchers

Each year, students and postdocs working in the labs of Mission Connect members are invited to apply for a $500 Travel Award.  To qualify, their abstract must be accepted for presentation by the National Neurotrauma Society (NNS).  TIRR Foundation is incredibly pleased to support nine earlier career researchers who have won the 2024 Travel Award to attend the 2024 NNS Symposium in San Francisco, CA, on June 9 through 12.

From Texas A&M University in College Station:

Vipin Jagrit

Combining neural progenitor cell transplantation and rehabilitation following cervical spinal cord injury


Frank Jalukfa

3D visualization of neutrophils within the injured spinal cord through organic tissue clearing


Miranda Leal-Garcia

L-selectin shedding regulates neutrophil function in a sex-dependent manner after spinal cord injury.


Glenae Nora

A lower thoracic spinal cord injury rapidly changes the gut epithelium in young male rats


Mia Pacheco

Post-injury depletion of neutrophils impairs long-term functional recovery following spinal cord injury


Shelby Reidy

RhDNase Mitigates Extracellular Trap Mediated Damage After Spinal Cord Injury


Ashley Tran

Spinal cord injury drives systemic changes in neutrophil maturation and lifespan


From The University of Texas in Austin

Ashley R. Scheinfeld

MerTK regulates inflammatory resolution following spinal cord injury to aid in neuroprotection and repair of the injured central nervous system


From Texas Women’s University in Denton

Natalie Smith

Engineering a living brain phantom model to study the neurophysiology of brain injury