2015 Innovator Award Recipient
INSTITUTION: University of Manitoba
GOAL: Preventing Neural Damage in Hydrocephalus
Dr. Marc Del Bigio is a Professor in the Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Sciences at the University of Manitoba. The research Dr. Del Bigio is focused on how neurological damage affects the developing nervous system. In his study, Pharmacologic protection of white matter in a juvenile ferret model of hydrocephalus, Dr. Del Bigio will test if certain drugs can decrease damage to the neural tracts that transmit signals across the brain and into the spinal cord in a ferret model of hydrocephalus.