Ioanna Sandvig

Researcher Department of Neuroscience

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Background and activities

Dr Ioanna Sandvig is research scientist at the Department of Neuroscience, NTNU and visiting reseach scientist at the John Van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, Department of Cliical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. 

Dr Sandvig’s research is in regenerative neurobiology, with special interest in axonal and synaptic plasticity and endogenous repair mechanisms in stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and spinal cord injury and the use of in situ tissue engineering, morhogenetic neuroengineering strategies and stem cell therapy . Dr Sandvig has an extensive collaborative network within NTNU, including the Departments of Engineering Cybernetics, Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Biotechnology, Chemical Engineering, Physics, as well as SINTEF Materials Science and St Olav´s Hospital. In addition to the above, Dr Sandvig has active research collaborations with a number of international institutions, including the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Pittsburgh, the University of Umeå, University of Glasgow, the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Institute of Experimental Medicine, University of Prague, and the Centre for Stem Cell Research, University of Cambridge. 

Dr Sandvig is Secretary General of the Norwegian Neuroscience Society, former board member of Nansen Neuroscience Network,  member of FENS and Norway´s Ambassador for FENS Forum 2016. 

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Part of book/report

  • Sandvig, Ioanna; Sandvig, Axel. (2014) Using Manganese-Enhanced MRI to Assess Optic Nerve Regeneration. Axon Growth and Regeneration : Methods and Protocols.


  • Sandvig, Ioanna. (2011) The role of olfactory ensheathing cells, MRI, and biomaterials in transplant-mediated CNS repair. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. 2011. ISBN 978-82-471-3074-2.