Karim Fouad, PhD



Scopus            Google Scholar

Scientific career:

2018-present: Co-Director and Editor for Open Data Commons for Spinal Cord Injury

2016-2023: Canada Research Chair for Spinal Cord Injury (Tier1)

2015-2017: Co-Director, Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute

2008-present: Full Professor

2007-2014: Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, Senior Scholar 

2007-2008: Associate Professor, Alberta Heritage Foundation Senior Scholar 

2005-2007: Associate Professor, Alberta Heritage Foundation Scholar 

2001-2005: Assistant Professor, Alberta Heritage Foundation Scholar  

1997-2001: Research Associate, Brain Research Institute, University and ETH Zürich, 

1995-1997: Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Alberta

1995: Post-Doctoral Researcher, Faculty of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University, Israel 

1991-1995: Ph.D. (Neuroscience), University of Konstanz, Germany 

1986-1991: Diploma (Biology), University of Konstanz, Germany 



2021-2027:New Frontiers in Research Fund - Mend the Gap: A Transformative Biomaterials Platform for Spinal Cord Repair

2021-2026: Grant from NIH: Pan-Neurotrauma Data Commons

2021-2026: Grant from the Canadian Institute for Health Research: Role of inflammation in recovery after spinal cord injury

2021-2024:  International Spinal Research Trust:The role of inflammation in enabling neuroplasticity and successful rehabilitative trainingin chronic spinal cord injury

2020-2025: Co-PI on Grant from the Canadian Institute for Health Research:Targeting pericytes to restore sensorimotor function after spinal cord injury

2019-2025: Support for the proposal: Facilitating SCI Research, Translation and Transparency: Going public with the Open data Commons; from the Craig Neilsen Foundation, Wings for Life and ISRT, with Adam Ferguson as Co-PI

2019-2023: PI on Grant from the Canadian Institute for Health Research: Treating spinal cord injury by augmenting activity dependent cellular pathways driving neuronal plasticity

2019-2021: Grant from Wings for Life, Austria with Fenrich KK as Co-PI: Establishing Pleiotrophin as new treatment for Spinal Cord Injury

2017-2022: Grant from the Canadian Institute for Health Research

2017-2018: Alberta Spinal Cord Injury Research Support Fund 

2016-2019: Grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation with Ian Winship as Co Applicant

2016-2021: Co-PI on Grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH)

2015-2016: Grant from Conquer Paralysis Now

2015-2017: Grant from Wings for Life (Austria)

2014: Equipment grant from the Alberta Paraplegic Foundation

2013-2018: Co-PI on grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research 

2012-2015: Grant from the International Spinal Research Trust (UK)

2012-2017: Two grants from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research 

2012: Equipment grant from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation

To see a list of selected publications, click here.