Principal Investigator: Natasha Olby Vet MB, PhD, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Natasha Olby obtained her veterinary degree from Cambridge University, UK in 1991, and went on to complete a PhD and post doctoral position studying transplantation and neuroprotection in spinal cord injury, also at Cambridge University. During this time she also received additional training as a surgeon. In 1996 she moved to NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine to complete a residency in neurology/neurosurgery, and stayed on as a faculty member. Her clinical and research interests focus on the mechanisms of and recovery from acute and chronic spinal cord injury.
Post Doctoral Fellow:Ji-Hey Lim, DVM, PhD
Ji-Hey Lim graduated from Seoul National University, South Korea with a veterinary degree in 2001. She then completed a surgical residency (orthopedic and neurosurgery) and a PhD on treatment of spinal cord injury with stem cells. She joined Dr Olby’s laboratory in 2007 and has worked extensively with canine stem cells and transplantation techniques.
Spinal Cord Injury Program Coordinator: Kim Williams
Kim joined Dr. Olby's laboratory in March 2011 to work on coordinating clinical trials focused on spinal cord injury.
Past Team Members
Post Doctoral Fellow: Audrey Chanoit, DVM, MS (2008-2010)
Audrey Chanoit completed her veterinary degree at the Veterinary School of Lyon, France in 1999. Then she completed a rotating internship and a 2 year surgical internship that included a master of science in microsurgery. She has been a staff clinician in a multi-referral private practice in Lyon. She joined Dr Olby’s laboratory in 2008 to work on coordinating clinical trials focused on spinal cord injury.
- Rae Hutchins, DVM, summer 2006
- Kellett Babb, summer 2009 and summer 2010
- Katie Bach, summer 2010