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Dr. Tigchelaar dedicated the last decade towards improving the outcomes of patients with spinal cord injury. He discovered a set of genetic markers that could serve as diagnostic and prognostic tools for patients suffering from paralysis. His work will continue to advance recovery and outcomes for patients with spinal cord injury.
A randomly-selected Doctoral citation each day: today from the Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience (PhD) - graduated in 2019