School of Biomedical Sciences Faculty of Medicine The University of Queensland Trauma, Critical Care and Recovery Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners Brisbane (QLD), Australia
Associate ProfessorMarcRuitenbergconducted his doctoral research on spinal cord injury in the Neuroregeneration Laboratory of Professor Joost Verhaagen at theNetherlandsInstituteforNeuroscience. He was awarded his PhDforthis work from the VU University Amsterdam (TheNetherlands) in 2003. He then moved to Perth, joining the West Australian Neurotrauma Research Program as a postdoctoral fellow.Marcwas recruited to The University of Queensland in 2009, where he heads the Neurotrauma Research Group, and is also appointed a Reader in Neuroanatomy within the Faculty of Medicine.
Marc’s research is focused on furthering our understanding of what actually happens inside the spinal cord when someone gets injured, how the body responds to it, and how inflammation influences recovery. His laboratory is combining pre-clinical research with the study of human SCI to achieve this.