Dr. Birgit Neuhuber is the Scientific Review Officer for the NSD-B study section, which reviews grant applications related to neurodegenerative disorders (including ALS, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases) and neuromuscular disorders. She received her Ph.D. in Zoology with focus on Cell Biology from the University of Salzburg, Austria. She then pursued postdoctoral training at the NHLBI where she studied the development of the neuromuscular junction. From there she moved to Drexel University College of Medicine where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy. Her research focused on the basic biology of stem cells as well as on designing therapeutic strategies for stem cell transplantation into spinal cord injury using combinatorial strategies including neurotrophic factors, bioengineered matrices and exercise as well as minimally invasive delivery methods. In 2011, she joined the Neurodegeneration Cluster at NINDS as a Health Program Specialist and in 2012, she moved to the NINDS Scientific Review Branch. Her research expertise includes neural injury and neurodegeneration/regeneration, stem cell biology and translational research.
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