Aida Rodrigo Albors Research Group

Spinal cord regeneration across species

Dr Aida Rodrigo Albors

Group Leader and Chancellor's Fellow

  • Institute for Regeneration and Repair
  • Centre for Regenerative Medicine

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Aims and areas of interest

My research focuses on spinal cord regeneration. As a Chancellor’s Fellow, I will bring together my expertise working with the highly regenerative axolotl and mouse models of spinal cord injury to uncover cellular and molecular mechanisms both supporting and limiting spinal cord regeneration. In the longer term, these insights can pave the way for new strategies to regenerate the injured spinal cord in humans.

Doctor Albors with her group members.

Group Members

  • Aida Rodrigo Albors (Chancellor's Fellow and Group Leader)
  • Lydia Lorenzo Cisneros (Martin Lee PhD student, co-supervised with Steve Pollard)
  • Eunkyoon Lee (Development, Regeneration and Stem Cells Honours student)





Peer-reviewed articles


(2023)  An ependymal cell census identifies heterogeneous and ongoing cell maturation in the adult mouse spinal cord that changes dynamically on injury. Dev Cell. 

Authors: Rodrigo Albors A, Singer GA, Llorens-Bobadilla E, Frisén J, May AP, Ponting CP, Storey KG. 

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(2021) Spatiotemporal control of cell cycle acceleration during axolotl spinal cord regeneration. eLife. 

Authors: Cura Costa E, Otsuki L, Rodrigo Albors A, Tanaka EM, Chara O.

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(2019) Multiple steps characterise ventricular layer attrition to form the ependymal cell lining of the adult mouse spinal cord central canal. J Anat. 

Authors:  Cañizares MA, Rodrigo Albors A, Singer G, Suttie N, Gorkic M, Felts P, Storey KG.

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(2018) Lineage tracing of axial progenitors using Nkx1-2CreERT2 mice defines their trunk and tail contributions. Development. 

Authors: Rodrigo Albors A*, Halley PA*, Storey KG.

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(2016) Accelerated cell divisions drive the outgrowth of the regenerating spinal cord in axolotls. eLife. 

Authors: Rost F*, Rodrigo Albors A*, Mazurov V, Brusch L, Deutsch A, Tanaka EM, Chara O.  

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(2015) Planar cell polarity-mediated induction of neural stem cell expansion during axolotl spinal cord regeneration. eLife. 

Authors: Rodrigo Albors A*, Tazaki A*, Rost F, Nowoshilow S, Chara O, Tanaka EM.

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(2016) Mapping body-building potential. eLife. 

Authors: Rodrigo Albors A, Storey KG.    

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Book chapters


(2015) High-efficiency electroporation of the spinal cord in larval axolotl. Methods Mol Biol. 1290, 115-125.

Authors: Rodrigo Albors A, Tanaka EM.

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* Co-first authorCo-corresponding author



  • The University of Edinburgh
  • Royal Society
  • Medical Research Scotland