Students: Erik Fraunberger
Type of project: Nutraceutical, Translational
Grant Type: Masters
Year of Award: 2015
Supervisor: Dr. Michael Esser
Institutions Affiliated: University of Calgary
Description: In addition to antioxidants, black tea extract is an antagonist for a brain receptor (the ephrin receptor) that is implicated in neuronal growth. This project seeks to explore the effect of this interesting property of black tea extract in mitigating the deficits in paediatric traumatic brain injury (in rats).
Erik won 1st place at the 2016 Neuron Night Knowledge Translation competition!