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

Announcing, Glia Group is merging with the BIG Center!

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!

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

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Note that individual events are listed on the ONR Calendar.

Summer/Fall 2020 Schedule

August – November 2020 meetings

August 5, 2020

Ye Zhang (University of California, Los Angeles)

“Conservation and divergence between human and mouse astrocytes”

CANCELLED – August 12, 2020

Lindsay Osso (Chan lab, University of California, San Francisco)

“Unwrapping the neuronal signals underlying experience-dependent myelination”

August 19, 2020

Aakanksha Singhvi (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center)

“Molecular mechanisms of glia-neuron interactions”

August 26, 2020

Sarah Kucenas (University of Virginia)

“Unwrapping Glial Engineering in the Vertebrate Nervous System”

September 2, 2020

Ukpong Eyo (University of Virginia)

“Microglial P2Y12 receptors: critical regulators of microglial identity and interactions in physiology and pathology”

September 16, 2020

Aurelia Mapps (Kuruvilla lab, Johns Hopkins University)

“Satellite glia are essential for sympathetic neuronal maintenance and function”

September 23, 2020

Dana Shaw (Mokalled lab, WashU Developmental Biology)

“Localized EMT reprograms glial progenitors to promote spinal cord repair”

September 30, 2020

Lorna Hayden (Edgar lab, University of Glascow)

“Lipid-specific IgMs induce antiviral responses in the CNS: implications for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in multiple sclerosis”

October 7, 2020

Lindsay Osso (Chan lab, University of California, San Francisco)

“Unwrapping the neuronal signals underlying experience-dependent myelination”

October 14, 2020

Robyn Klein (WashU Medicine)

“Neuroimmune mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction”

October 21, 2020

Elena Blanco-Suarez (Jefferson University)

“Role of Astrocyte-secreted Chrdl1 in photothrombotic stroke”

November 4, 2020

Akshata Almad (Vanderver lab, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia)

November 11, 2020

Jiakun Chen (Monk lab, Oregon Health & Science University)

“Live-imaging of astrocyte morphogenesis and function in zebrafish neural circuits”

November 18, 2020

Ciaran Murphy-Royal (Université de Montréal)

“Astrocytic regulation of the synaptic response to stress”

June – July 2020 meetings

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)

“Stage-specific astrocyte functions during multiple sclerosis”

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

July 15, 2020

Natasha O’Brown (Megason lab, Harvard Medical School)

“Neurovascular interactions in the development of the zebrafish blood-brain barrier”

July 22, 2020

Marlene Kanmogne (Klein lab, WashU Medicine)

“The role of Classical Complement Signaling in Viral Neuroinflammatory Responses”

July 29, 2020

Blanca Diaz Castro (University of Edinburgh)

“Tools to study astrocytes in health and in disease”

VIRTUAL Glia meetings

For  Zoom access contact Celia McKee or Sarah Rosen.

December 2, 2020

Shoutang Wang (Colonna lab, WashU Pathology and Immunology)

“TREM2, a potential target for monoclonal antibody-mediated immunotherapy of Alzheimer’s disease”

December 9, 2020

Shane Liddelow (New York University)

“Choose your own astrocyte adventure”

December 16, 2020

Tuan Leng Tay (University of Freiburg, Germany)

“Decorating the CNS: microglia tiling in health and disease”