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Standing, from left, Barth Green, M.D., Damien D. Pearse, Ph.D., and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D. Seated, Jocelyn H.K. Watkins.

Dr. Damien D. Pearse Receives the John M. and Jocelyn H.K. Watkins Distinguished Chair

Damien D. Pearse, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, has been installed as the John M. and Jocelyn H.K. Watkins Distinguished Chair in Cell Therapies. Pearse’s research focuses on the investigation of novel strategies to protect and repair the injured spinal cord.

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Researchers Find Transcription Factor Promotes Axon Regrowth in Central Nervous System Injuries

Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have found that a classical transcription factor known as STAT3 locates to different cellular regions and promotes axon regeneration in an injured adult central nervous system. Data developed by Kevin Park, Ph.D., and fellow investigators provide mechanistic insights into the mode of actions of STAT3 in the mature central ne

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