The Effect of Black Tea Extracts in Traumatic Brain Injury

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!