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Stanford Medical Student Awarded 2020 Best MSSRF Abstract

The NREF congratulates Seth Stravers Tigchelaar, PhD, of Stanford University, on receiving the 2020 NREF Medical Student Summer Research Fellowship Best Abstract Award.

Mr. Tigchelaar has been invited to present his abstract, “Decoding the Cross-Talk Between Grafted Neural Stem Cells and Host Brain to Predict the Molecular Mechanisms of Stem Cell-Induced Functional Recovery After Stroke,” at the 2021 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in Orlando, Fla. The presentation will take place during the Young Neurosurgeons Research Forum on Saturday, August 21.

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