Peggy Assinck

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Research Topic

The role of myelination after spinal cord injury

Research Group

International Collaboration on Repair Discoveries (ICORD)

Research Description

My thesis work involves:

  1. better understanding the role of the stem-like cells that reside in the spinal cord and their contribution to repair after spinal cord injury, and
  2. investigating whether cell transplantation is a viable and effective treatment for spinal cord repair.

What was the best surprise about UBC or life in Vancouver?

I love living in Vancouver, and I am so glad I took the chance and moved out west.

Why did you decide to study at UBC?

Studying at UBC offered a great opportunity to study neuroscience from some of the top researchers in the field and a great training environment at the International Collaboration of Repair Discoveries (ICORD).


Why did you decide to pursue a graduate degree?

I was interested in contributing to our understanding of injury and repair mechanisms.

What do you like to do for fun or relaxation?

I play on the Canadian Women's National Sledge Hockey Team.