Scientific advisors to further our mission

The Consortium Advisory Panel (CAP) is an independent body, appointed by the Board of Directors of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, reporting to the Chair of the Research Planning Committee. The overarching research themes for the Foundation, with input from CAP, include Consortium focus, collaboration, renewal, recruitment and flow of information.

The mission of CAP is to ensure the Foundation’s International Research Consortium on Spinal Cord Injury maintains the highest possible levels of scientific excellence, relevance to the SCI field, and collaborative activity. This includes engaging with the best investigators and pursuing only first-rate science, as well as supporting strong leadership and a collegial culture within the Consortium.

Importantly, CAP brings both clinical and basic science expertise to the network, which is crucial for the discussions and research within the Consortium. All of our CAP members have made indelible contributions to the field and offer rich perspectives based on decades of work in shaping the future of spinal cord research.

With their guidance, we have made tremendous progress in our pursuit to develop effective treatments for spinal cord injury.

Current CAP members

Albert J. Aguayo, M.D.
Director, Center for Research in Neuroscience
Montreal General Hospital, Neurology
Montreal, Quebec

V. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D.
Director, Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
Distinguished Professor, Departments of Integrative Biology and Physiology, Neurobiology and Neurosurgery
University of California, Los Angeles

Robert G. Grossman, M.D.
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
Houston, TX

Louis F. Reichardt, Ph.D.
Professor, Physiology & Biochemistry & Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco and
Director, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
New York, NY