After completing an MSc in Neuroscience at King’s College London, Nipuni went on to study Regenerative Medicine at the University of Bristol. She is currently researching methods to restore urinary function in spinal cord injury in Dr Nicholas Granger’s lab, funded by Spinal Research. Nipuni will be working with olfactory ensheathing cells combined with bladder nerve electrical stimulation to restore bladder function, using a rodent model of spinal cord injury.
Why neuroscience research in spinal cord injury is important to Nipuni
"From a young age, I have been exposed to the importance and fragility of the spinal cord through family and friend’s experiences. And since then, I have felt the need to help advance the knowledge and research been done in spinal cords, so that in the future, spinal cord injuries have a lesser detrimental impact on the health of loved ones."