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

If you find yourself reading a lot of new papers without lab work to do, now is your chance to share with our community. Anyone interested is welcome to participate!

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When: 12:00p every Wednesday (new!)
: Zoom conference
Organizers: Sarah Rosen (post doc in the Klein lab, WashU Medicine), Celia McKee (Graduate student, Neuroscience Program)

Follow us for glia news and paper tweets: Glia Group Twitter

Note that individual events are listed on the ONR Calendar.

Spring 2020 Schedule

January 10 – April 29

January 15, 2020

Lorenzo Lones (DiAntonio lab, WashU Developmental Biology)

“Epigenetic Signaling in Glia Controls Presynaptic Homeostatic Plasticity” Neuron 2019

January 29, 2020

Celia McKee (Musiek lab, WashU Neurology)

“Astrocyte Functions Controlled by Circadian Clock Gene Bmall”

February 12, 2020

Allison Soung (Klein lab, WashU Medicine)

“Cxcr4 distinguishes HSC-derived monocytes from microglia and reveals monocyte immune responses to experimental stroke” Nature Neuroscience 2020

February 26, 2020

Artem Arutyunov (Klein lab, WashU Medicine)

“Specialized cutaneous Schwann cells initiate pain sensation”  Science 2019

March 11, 2020 – NOTE location: Farrell LTC 205

Mike Vasek (Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics)

“Local protein synthesis within microglia at perisynaptic and phagocytic sites”

CANCELLED – March 25, 2020

Marlene Kanmogne (Klein lab, WashU Medicine)


April 15, 2020

Erik Herzog (WashU Biology)

“Deletion of astrocytic BMAL1 results in metabolic imbalance and shorter lifespan in mice”  Glia 2019

April 22, 2020

Nathan Pomper (Miller lab, WashU Neurology)

“Influence of potential COVID-19 treatments on glia”

April 29, 2020

Matthew Rosene (Karch lab, WashU Psychiatry)

“NLRP3 inflammasome activation drives tau pathology”  Nature 2019

VIRTUAL Glia meetings

For  Zoom access contact Celia McKee.

May 6, 2020

Katie Lefton (Papouin lab, WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)

“Structural basis of astrocytic Ca2+ signals at tripartite synapses”  Nature Communications 2020

May 13, 2020

Brian Lannana (Imai lab, WashU Developmental Biology)

“Microglia mediate forgetting via complement-dependent synaptic elimination”  Science 2020

May 20, 2020

Robert Chen (Gordon lab, WashU Pathology and Immunology)

“The gut microbiota modulates neuronal gene expression at the single-nuclear level”

May 27, 2020

Erik Musiek (WashU Neurology)

“Astrocytes in Neurodegeneration”

June 3, 2020

Krissy Sakers (Eroglu lab, Duke University)

“Genome-wide profiling of histone modifications across cortical astrocyte development, in vivo”

June 10, 2020

Richard Daneman (University of California, San Diego)

“Regulation of the blood-brain barrier in health and disease”

June 17, 2020

Marlene Kanmonge (Klein lab, WashU Medicine)

“The role of classical complement signaling in viral neuroinflammatory reponses”

June 24, 2020

Jessica Williams (Cleveland Clinic)

July 1, 2020

Oshri Avraham (Cavalli lab, WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)

“Satellite glial cells promote regenerative growth in sensory neurons”

July 8, 2020

Sara Jager (Denk lab, King’s College London)

“Redefining the heterogeneity of peripheral nerve cells in health and autoimmunity”  PNAS 2020