Congratulations to Dr. Jeffrey Macklis, who received the Krieg Cortical Discoverers award this week from the Cajal Club in Chicago! This award, which has been granted annually for more than 25 years, is a cash endowment given to scientists working in neural development and brain structure and function.
According to the Cajal Club website, the group was founded in 1947 to honor Santiago Ramón y Cajal, a great neuroscientist, as well as provide opportunities to further the research of neuroscientists with interests in the structure and function of the nervous system.
We are so grateful for Dr. Macklis’ tireless work, which has helped the TRF and other organizations looking to cure paralysis. Dr. Macklis’s research focuses on the corticospinal system, which connects neurons in the brain cells to the spinal cord. These neurons are often damaged in spinal cord injuries, and could be vital in reversing paralysis in the future.