Tharin Lab received Curci Foundation grant

March 8, 2022

Suzanne Tharin, MD, PhD

Congratulations to Suzanne Tharin, MD, PhD, and colleagues on receiving a grant from the Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation to support their research on neural development and regeneration. Her research project is titled: A microRNA cluster unique to placental mammals controls development of the clinically important corticospinal projection.

The Tharin Lab's long-term goal is to discover treatments to restore function following spinal cord injury, either by manipulation of transplanted stem cells or by activation of endogenous progenitors. Our laboratory is particularly interested in microRNAs—small non-coding RNAs that simultaneously regulate the expression of multiple genes—and seeks to identify microRNA controls both over corticospinal motor neuron development and over these cells; response to spinal cord injury.

The Shurl and Kay Curci Foundation supports science-based research striving for the advancement of a healthy and sustainable future for humans.