Dr Jarred Griffin epitomises the role that the Spinal Cord
Injury Research Facility (SCIRF), based at the Centre for Brain Research, Auckland University, is playing in the quest
for a cure for spinal cord injury. Dr Griffin carried out his PhD at the SCIRF
before securing a post at the prestigious German Center for Neurodegenerative
Diseases where he is now a Postdoctoral Fellow.
Mentored by Emeritus Professor Louise Nicholson who is now a board member of the CatWalk Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust, she has this to say: “Jarred’s ability to think outside the square and find solutions to a wide range of challenges during the course of his studies saw him rewarded by gaining his position in Germany. Commitment, determination and sheer hard work are his ‘trade mark’. I am immensely proud of his achievements to date and believe we are so fortunate to have Jarred as our ‘ambassador and correspondent in Europe’ as he in an excellent position to tell the rest of the world about CatWalk, the SCIRF and our quest to find a cure for Spinal card injury.
Dr Griffins published paper on Therapeutic Repair for Spinal Cord Injury can be read here