Side view of spinal column and brain with the acrosymn SCOBIRC (Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center) on the side

SCoBIRC Research Focus Areas

  • Treatments to minimize damage and promote repair mechanisms following spinal cord or brain injury;
  • Strategies to promote neuronal regeneration, including gene therapy;
  • Understanding the mechanisms involved in axon guidance and myelination; and
  • Implementation of advanced control systems for functional neuromuscular stimulation.


Graduate Education

The faculty in SCoBIRC are members of a number of graduate programs which provide a wide range of educational opportunities. 


Undergraduate Research Opportunities

The vibrant, open lab environment of SCoBIRC allows undergraduates to gain valuable experience while being part a productive research community. The most direct way to inquire about potential lab openings is to email a faculty member directly. Additional information is available through the Office of Biomedical Education and the Office of Undergraduate Research.