Zebrafish have an amazing capacity for nervous system regeneration. We are investigating how this happens at the cellular level, in the hope that one day, the same principles can be applied to human nerves.

Professor Catherina Becker

Professor of Neural Development and Regeneration
Centre for Neuroregeneration, University of Edinburgh

Email catherina.becker@ed.ac.uk

My research contributes to a better understanding of the factors governing generation of neurons and axonal pathfinding in the central nervous system during development and regeneration. I use the zebrafish model to identify fundamental mechanisms in vertebrates with clear translational implications for CNS injury and neurodegenerative diseases.

Full Profile: http://www.cnr.ed.ac.uk/Research/becker.html