Jerry Silver, professor in the Department of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University, was featured as a guest on Guy Kawasaki’s podcast, “Remarkable People.” Silver has spent decades exploring ways to restore function for individuals with spinal cord injuries. He and his research team achieved an unprecedented breakthrough (Nature, Vol. 518, 19 February, 2015) in spurring repair of the nervous system in the development of NVG-291. Silver’s technological discoveries were licensed to NervGen in 2018. NervGen recently announced the first human subject was dosed in the landmark Phase 1b/2a clinical trial for NVG-291 in spinal cord injury at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Initial results from the chronic spinal cord injury cohort are expected in mid-2024.
Guy Kawasaki, a luminary in the tech industry who boasts a storied career that includes serving as the chief evangelist of Apple and of Canva, said, “Dr. Jerry Silver is dubbed the ‘oracle’ because of his bold predictions and breakthrough discoveries of ways to restore function for those with spinal cord injuries. We had a remarkable discussion of how his work has fundamentally changed the neurology community’s understanding of nervous system repair and regeneration.”