Gregoire Courtine was trained in Mathematics, Physics, and Neurosciences. He received his PhD degree from the French institute of health (INSERM) and University of Pavia in Italy in 2003. After obtaining the Chancellor Award during his post-doctoral training at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), he established his own laboratory at the University of Zurich in 2008. He became Associate Professor in the Center for Neuroprosthetics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) in 2012. The results of his research in spinal cord repair have been published in various high-profile publications such as Science and Nature, and discussed extensively in national and international media. In 2014, he launched a startup, GTX Medical, which aims to translate the medical and technological breakthroughs gained over the past 15 years into clinical treatments.