Associate Professor Stuart Hodgetts is the head of Spinal Cord Repair Research at the Perron Institute.
Associate Professor Stuart Hodgetts has extensive knowledge and expertise in cell and stem cell-based transplantation therapies. Previous postdoctoral work includes, 2.5yrs at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, USA (immunological gene transcription), and 7yrs in the Muscle Research Team at the School of Anatomy & Human Biology, (ANHB) at UWA (cell transplantation therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy). Since 2003, he has focussed his expertise toward spinal cord repair using clinical grade adult human mesenchymal stem cells, as well as in combination with gene therapy (to induce plasticity), in vivo reprogramming, tissue engineering (scaffolds and self-assembling peptides), neuroprotection, immunomodulation of the host immune response, and non-invasive therapies such as red/near infra-red light and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. His laboratory provides a core facility for collaboration with other neuroscientists and engineers seeking to apply regenerative therapies in the spinal cord