Undergraduate students assist in neuroscience research

Markin USRP participants Yassine Bensaada and Cassandra Klune investigate spinal cord injury and pain response As two of the Faculty of Science’s 10 Markin USRP scholars in 2015-2016, Yassine Bensaada and Cassandra Klune are in their second year of undergraduate studies in neuroscience, and are already working on research that may one day make life better for thousands of Canadians ‘The work was so meaningful’: Yassine Bensaada Bensaada worked in Marina Martinez’s lab at the Hotchkiss Brain Institute researching the neural basis of locomotor recovery after spinal cord injury in animal models. “When people suffer from spinal cord injury, there are many types of injury that they can have,” he explains. “We wanted to look at the big picture, and what kind of mechanisms contribute to the recovery of an…


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