Andrea Behrman, PhD, professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Louisville, will discuss research and progress in helping children recover from spinal cord injuries at the next Beer with a Scientist program, Sept. 14. Her research using locomotor training represents a paradigm shift in helping children with spinal cord injury regain mobility below the level of the lesion. She designs therapies based on scientific evidence that the central nervous system changes through training, a process known as activity-dependent plasticity.
Behrman is director of the Kosair Charities Center for Pediatric NeuroRecovery and co-director of the Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network.
The program begins at 8 p.m. on Sept. 14 and will be held at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session.
The Beer with a Scientist program began in 2014 and is the brainchild of UofL cancer researcher Levi Beverly, Ph.D. Follow the link to see a video about a recent Beer with a Scientist event with UofL professor John Pierce Wise, PhD.
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NEXT BEER WITH A SCIENTIST, OCT. 12:
As part of Research!Louisville, Beer with a Scientist founder, Levi Beverly, PhD, will present: “The cutting-edge ways that researchers and clinicians are diagnosing and curing cancer right here in Louisville.” Beverly will give a series of short presentations on some of the research and clinical trials happening right here in our own backyard.