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

Anyone interested is welcome to participate!

When: 12:00p every other Wednesday
: BJC Institute of Health 9AB (Medical Campus, 9th floor)
Organizers: Sarah Rosen (post doc in the Klein lab, WashU Medicine), Celia McKee (Graduate student, Neuroscience Program)

Sign up to present!

NEW! The Glia Group will be “beta” testing a new format for a few of the meetings next semester.

This new format will be a “mini-series” where 3 consecutive meetings will focus on one topic, such as: neurodegeneration, sex differences, PNS, or development. Thus, if you are interested in participating by presenting either a review article, journal article, or work-in progress next semester (1/15/2020-5/06/2020) and are flexible with the date, if you could please fill in the “Mini-Series Sign-up”, we will contact you regarding a topic and date.

Mini-Series Sign-up

Note that individual events are listed on the ONR Calendar.

Spring 2020 Schedule

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

Erik Herzog (WashU Biology)

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

February 26, 2020

Mike Vasek (Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics)