Kamile Minkelyte joined the team at UCL in 2019 through the nsif funded Geoffrey Raisman Fellowship. Currently in the final year of her PhD, Kamile’s recent work has involved mastering a difficult surgical technique. This will enable the team to visualize the trajectory of nerve fibre growth after OECs have been transplanted into the spinal cord. This work will help advance knowledge of the mechanisms involved in spinal cord injury and repair for the benefit of patients in the future.
The team at UCL have requested to extend Kamile’s funding beyond the planned end of the Fellowship, owing to her invaluable contribution to the research. We are delighted that Kamile’s placement in the lab has proved to be so important in progressing the research.