Grégoire Courtine was trained in Mathematics, Physics, and Neurosciences. He received his PhD degree in Experimental Medicine in France in 2003. After obtaining the Chancellor Award during his post-doctoral training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he was also associate for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, he established his own laboratory at the University of Zurich in 2008. He received the Schellenberg Prize for his work in paraplegia and fellowships from the European Research Council in 2009 and 2016 to support his frontier research in neuroscience. In 2012, he became Associate Professor at the International Paraplegic Foundation (IRP) chair in Spinal Cord Repair in the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). Over the past 15 years, Grégoire and his team have implemented a multidisciplinary research program with the aim to develop new treatment paradigms for spinal cord injury. The results of this research were recognized in various high-profile publications such as Science and Nature journals and discussed extensively in national and international media.