Aims to bring together WashU scientists interested in understanding the role of glial cells in the CNS and PNS through works-in-progress and recent publication discussions.

Anyone interested is welcome to participate!

Location: BJC Institute of Health 9AB (Medical Campus, 9th floor)
Time: 12:00p* every other Wednesday (*NOTE new start time)
Organizer: Allison Soung (Graduate student, Neuroscience Program)

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Note that individual events are listed on the ONR Calendar.

2019 Schedule

January 16, 2019

Patrick Sheehan
Musiek Lab, WashU Neurology

“Complement and Glia: A Literature Review”

January 30, 2019

Amber Hackett
Milbrandt Lab, WashU Genetics

Works-in-Progress: “Schwann Cell Metabolism and Dedifferentiation”

February 13, 2019

Marlene Kanmogne
Klein Lab, WashU Medicine

“Phosphatidylserine Exposure Controls Viral Innate Immune Responses by Microglia” Neuron (2017)

February 27, 2019

Ilia Katritch
Herzog Lab, WashU Biology

“Cell-autonomous clock of astrocytes drives circadian behavior in mammals” Science (2019)

March 13, 2019

Carolyn Mann
Gallardo Lab, WashU Neurology


“Neuroinflammation: An Ion Dependent Mechanism for Hypertension of the Brain”

March 27, 2019

Tom Mahan
Holtzman Lab, WashU Neurology

Works-in-Progress: “Microglial apoE and the development of amyloid-beta pathology”

CANCELLED April 10, 2019

Go to Brian Lannana’s Thesis Defense at 3pm, EPNEC Seminar Room B!

April 24, 2019

Michael Strickland
Holtzman Lab, WashU 

“Homozygous Mutations in CSF1R Cause a Pediatric-Onset Leukoencephalopathy and Can Result in Congenital Absence of Microglia”  The American Journal of Human Genetics (2019)

May 8, 2019

Allison Soung
Klein Lab, WashU Medicine

“Chemical Conversion of Human Fetal Astrocytes into Neurons through Modulation of Multiple Signaling Pathways” Stem Cell Reports 2019

May 22, 2019

Celia McKee
Musiek Lab, WashU Neurology

“CD22 blockade restores homeostatic microglial phagocytosis in ageing brains” Nature 2019

June 5, 2019

Keith Johnson
Kerschensteiner Lab, WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

June 19, 2019

Lorenzo Lones
DiAntonio Lab, WashU Developmental Biology

“Dying Neurons Utilize Innate Immune Signaling to Prime Glia for Phagocytosis during Development” Developmental Cell 2019