March 2020

Conquering the hashtag#workfromhome challenge! Focused in staying productive and also in making time to unwind. Journal club is in session.



January 2020

The New Year is off to a great start!

The addition of Kiera Smith to our team, as a labroatory technician is an important step towards our goals for 2020 and beyond. Visit her profile in the "About us"section.

New publications on Mental health, Microbiome and Spinal cord injury in rats. See the press release below. Congratulations Emma! 

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Congratulations to 2019 Fall CHIR grantees David Bennett, Keith Fenrich, Karim Fouad and Jaynie Yang for their million dollar project approval: Targeting pericytes to restore sensorimotor function after spinal cord injury.

December 2019 

   Fouad lab wishing everyone Happy holidays and a sucessful 2020


Congratulations Nick on the publication this month in Experimental Neurology. See publications menu for more.

October 2019



August 2019

Karim Fouad has teamed up with Adam Ferguson at UCSF, Maryann Martone and Jeff Grethe at the University of California, San Diego to lauch an Open Data Commons for preclinical Spinal Cord Injury research (ODC-SCI). A consortium of international organizations will be providing $3.3 million CAD to help fund the initiative.

We are very excited about this important initiative that we believe will mark the difference in the spinal cord injury community.        

Congratulations to the team!

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July 2019

This year our summer lab trip took us outdoors exploring the UofA Botanic Garden @uabotanicgarden                                    


May 2019

 Fouad Lab new funding! "When and where to promote neuroplasticity when using targeted treatments following spinal cord injury." @wingsforlife  

Fouad lab presents 2019 summer student: Gillian! We hope you enjoy your stay and learn more and more about rehabilitation research! #nevernotlearning

April 2018

Canadian Spinal Cord Injury Research Conference organized by Karim Fouad and Wolfram Tetzlaff and in Vancouver  ICORD  #meeting   #cscir19

SFN 2018

@SFN2018 with some great posters. Enjoyed the sun and listened to some interesting talks!

Adiós Abel! Moving to San Francisco for a post doc at the University of California. We will all miss him greatly.  

Lab trip 2018

The strive to score like Abel was real...meanwhile #hereforthebeer #bowlingteam 

Spinal Research & Neurotrauma summer school 2018

In July, Karim attended the Spinal Research and Neurotrauma summer school in Glasgow and held three talks about the research in our lab. Various impactful researchers and students in the field of spinal cord injury attended this meeting and presented their results. Moreover, he was able to meet Lion, who has been studying in Scotland and will be starting in our lab in August. 


May 2018

A new undergraduate researcher in our lab: Carmen decided to join us to work with Nick on the functions on PKA and EPAC after spinal cord injury. She is super motivated and will bring a lot to the team. 

Welcome Carmen!


Christmas Party 2017 

Here is Nick, Ethan, Abel and Keith enjoying a Christmas dinner at the Fouad house! We continued our tradition of secret santa and poetry, and a bit of wine as well!


Lab Trip 2017

Pigeon lake for a day of water skiing, swimming and playing on the beach. We also celebrated Karim's birthday with a cake with a picure of his smiley Heidi!









May 2017

@Salzburg, Austria for the Wings for Life meeting.


Jan 2017

Karim goes to Kentucky to visit Sasha Rabchevsky and David Magnuson. 

May 2016

Zac's graduation. After five years of hard work Zac has made it! We celebrated her PhD defense by gifting her a personalized graduation cap. Next stop for Zac will be medical school here at the University of Alberta, and we could not be more proud of her!


May 2016

new summer students! This summer we are pleased to have two bright engineers joining our team! Ben and Eric are eager to learn the ways of the Fouad lab and get excited about neuroscience!

December 2016

Karim recieves a position as Canada Research Chair for Spinal Cord Injury and the Lab visits the Fouad home for a Christmas party with Poems and Beef Stroganoff.