Welcome to the Spinal Cord Research Centre's (SCRC) web site in the
Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology at the
University of Manitoba.
We are located at the Bannatyne campus, next to
the Health Sciences Centre, in
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.
We invite you to learn more about us.
Drs. Eftekharpour & Karimi awarded 3-year Wings for Life grant
Congratulations to Dr. Karimi on receiving a 5-year CHIR grant!
Arsalan Alizadeh receives Hilary Kaufman Lerner Memorial Fund
SCRC Strategic Plan Report 2017-2022
Dr. Gardiner appointed Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee of Muscular Dystrophy Canada
SCRC student meets Dr. Eric Kandel at Neuroscience 2017 meeting
Congratulations to Dr. Karimi's lab on its recent awards
Drs. Stecina and Jordan receive a five year CIHR Project Grant!
Drs. Cowley & Stecina receive Canada Foundation for Innovation funding
Dr. Soheila Karimi recipient of a 2017-2018 MS Society grant!
Phillip F. Gardiner, Ph.D.
Director, Spinal Cord Research Centre
Professor, Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology