Many neurological disorders are centered on axon pathologies. A better understanding of these disorders requires understanding the fundamental cell biology of the axon. The new “Hope Center Cell Biology of the Axon Journal Club” is an offshoot of the Axon Injury & Repair Group, and comprises a diverse group of labs with a common interest in axons and myelinating glia. This journal club’s goal is to foster discussion and collaboration among students, postdocs, and faculty members. We will discuss recent papers from all aspects of axon and myelinating glia biology, with topics such as axon transport, glia/axon interactions, axon pathfinding and outgrowth, degeneration and regeneration, and local protein synthesis.
2013/2014 Schedule, Cell Biology of the Axon Journal Club
Axon Journal Club is normally held on the 3rd Friday of the month from 4p – 5p in Biotech 228
*Please note exceptions to the schedule for this fall
- *Tuesday, September 17 (start time 12:00p): Dan Carlin (Cavalli Lab, WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology), “Developmental Decline in Neuronal Regeneration by the Progressive Change of Two Intrinsic Timers”
- *Tuesday, October 15 (start time: 12:00p): Kelly Monk (WUSTL Developmental Biology), “Oligodendroglia metabolically support axons and contribute to neurodegeneration” and “Glycolytic oligodendrocytes maintain myelin and long-term axonal integrity”
- November 15 (Biotech 129): Martha Bhattacharya (DiAntonio Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology), “CHP1-Mediated NHE1 Biosynthetic Maturation is Required for Purkinje Cell Axon Homeostasis”
- December 13: Erin Frey (DiAntonio Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology), “Regulation of Axon Guidance by Compartmentalized Nonsense Mediated mRNA Decay”
- January 24: Scott Karney-Grobe (DiAntonio Lab, WUSTL Biology & Biomedical Sciences), “Terminal Axon Branching is Regulated by the LKB1-NUAK1 Kinase Pathway via Presynaptic Mitochondrial Capture”
- February 21: Wolfgang Pita (Cavalli Lab, WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology), “Insulin/IGF1 signaling inhibits age-dependent axon regeneration”
- March 21: Jeff Gidday (WUSTL Neurosurgery), “Neutrophils express oncomodulin and promote optic nerve regeneration”
- April 18: Sarah Peterson (Monk Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology), “Synapse Location during Growth Depends on Glia Location”
- May 16
All meetings are listed on the Neuroscience Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.