Stavros Taraviras, PhD

2020 Innovator Award Recipient

TITLE:  Professor

INSTITUTION:  University of Patras

GOAL:  Dr. Taraviras is working to reprogram scar tissue into functioning ependyma, the cells that line the ventricles. In many forms of hydrocephalus, ependyma are damaged and fall into the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Scar tissue replaces the ependyma. This treatment could reduce ventricle size and improve CSF movement, brain development, and brain health.

Supported by Team Hydro