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October 20 - 21, 2023 | Hilton Minneapolis

Murray Blackmore, PhD
Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

Dr. Murray Blackmore is a Professor at Marquette University in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. He runs a research lab devoted to the problem of spinal cord injury, with an emphasis on cutting-edge genetic approaches. Blackmore received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, and his graduate degree in neuroscience from the University of Minnesota. During his postdoctoral training at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Dr. Blackmore studied axon regeneration and adopted High Content Screening methods to identify new gene targets to promote neural repair. Now at Marquette University, the Blackmore lab continues to discover novel genes that promote neural repair and uses animal models of spinal injury to demonstrate the ability of gene therapy vectors to promote recovery.