Two new pilot grants were awarded today to Dr. Rolston and colleagues at the University of Utah. The first, led by Dr. Candace Floyd, will study deep brain stimulation of the mesencephalic locomotor region to induce plasticity and recovery of movement after spinal cord injury. Dr. Chris Butson is also a co-investigator on the grant.
The second grant is led by Dr. Matthew Alexander, and will study focused ultrasound as a treatment for epilepsy and hydrocephalus. Also integral to the project are Drs. Dennis Parker, Allison Payne, and Kurt Albertine.
Both projects are supported by the Neuroscience Initiative at the University of Utah. More news to come!