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)
Organizer: Allison Soung (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.

Fall 2019 Schedule

August 28, 2019

Lauren Broestl (Rubin lab, WashU Pediatrics)

“Astrocyte Senescence Contributes to Sex Differences in the Age-Related Increase in Glioblastoma Incidence”

September 11, 2019

Artem Arutyunov (Klein lab, WashU Medicine)

“Central nervous system regeneration is driven by microglia necroptosis and repopulation” Nature Neuroscience 2019

September 25, 2019

Monica Xiong (Holtzman lab, WashU Neurology)

“ApoE immunotherapy reduces vascular amyloid pathology and rescues cerebrovascular dysfunction”

October 9, 2019

Rachel Rahn (Culver lab, WashU Radiology and Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics)

“Optogenetic astrocyte activation evokes BOLD fMRI response with oxygen consumption without neuronal activity modulation” Glia 2018

October 23, 2019

Jonathan Cooper (WashU Pediatrics)

“Exploring the glial contribution to the pathogenesis of the NCLs or Batten Disease”

November 6, 2019

Peter Wang (Milbrandt lab, WashU Genetics)

“New insights into peripheral nerve macrophage identity and function”

December 4, 2019

Darshan Sapkota (Dougherty lab, WashU Genetics)

“Alternative translation of mRNA generates neurobiologically important protein variants”

December 18, 2019

Tristan Li (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)