Congratulations to Jacob McPherson, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, who has received a 5-year R01 funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for $1.6 million! The title of the grant is, “Intraspinal microstimulation for multi-modal rehabilitation.”

Spinal cord injury (SCI) often results in motor impairments and neuropathic pain. These conditions are related to changes in neural activity in regions of the spinal cord that control motor output and sensory processing. Generally, there is too little neural transmission in spinal motor pathways below the lesion, whereas there is excessive, inappropriate neural transmission in pain pathways below the lesion. Read more on BME Website.