Modinat Liadi is a PhD researcher at the Spinal Repair Unit, Department of Brain Repair and Rehabilitation, UCL Institute of Neurology. She works primarily on improving limited cell numbers and incorporating biomaterials in the treatment of spinal cord injuries. She also models the repair of spinal cord injuries using in vivo surgical models. Modinat hopes to establish a technique of transplanting cells into the spinal cord as a viable method for treating spinal cord injuries. NSIF has funded her for six years.