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Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir receives Lister Research Prize

last modified Feb 01, 2017 03:38 PM

SCI Group Leader Dr Ragnhildur Thóra Káradóttir has received a Lister Research Prize for her work on the role of neuronal activity in myelin repair.

The Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowships are one-off awards which seek to help support and nurture future leaders of biomedical research. The Fellowships offer a fantastic opportunity for recipients to progress their research careers, and are highly competitive. Typically only 3-5 prizes are awarded per year.

"I am delighted to be awarded this prize,” says Dr Káradóttir. “It will allow me to safeguard and advance a recent surgical method in my lab, generating demyelinating lesions, and adding significant momentum to a new research direction.”

“It will also allow me to capitalize on my recent move to the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, helping me to develop a molecular approach to my science and to forge a new and clinically relevant focus in my lab: understanding the molecular mechanisms of remyelination.”

Ultimately, Káradóttir hopes that the prize will provide a platform to translate her research into therapy for demyelinating disease.

Click here to read more about the work done in Dr Káradóttir’s lab.