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Contact Information.

Natasha Olby Vet MB,PhD, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology)
Phone: 919-513-8286

Kim Williams
Spinal Cord Injury Program Coordinator
Phone: 919-513-7235

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Research Team

Natasha OlbyPrincipal 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.

KimSpinal 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

 Ji-Hey LimPost 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.




AudreyPost 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.



Students Carly Dohse, Angela Gorney, Leighanne Davis (Department of Bio-medical Engineering), and Sarah Blau