James Fawcett

James Fawcett portrait

Cambridge University Centre for Brain Repair

James Fawcett is Chairman of the Cambridge University Centre for Brain Repair. His main interest is the repair of CNS damage, particularly the spinal cord. He has worked on modification of the extracellular matrix to relieve the inhibition of axon regeneration by glial scar tissue, and on the role of proteoglycans in perineuronal nets in the restriction of plasticity in the adult nervous system. He also works on the design of protocols for clinical trials in spinal cord injury.