Many neurological disorders are centered on axon and glial pathologies. A better understanding of these disorders requires understanding the fundamental cell biology of the axon and surrounding glia. The “Cell Biology of Axons and Surrounding Glia Journal Club” comprises a diverse group of labs with a common interest in axons and their surrounding glia, with the goal of fostering discussion and collaboration among students, postdocs, and faculty members. Our aim is to discuss recent papers from all aspects of axon and glia biology, with topics such as axon transport, glia/axon interactions, axon pathfinding and outgrowth, degeneration and regeneration, and local protein synthesis. Please join us!
2014/2015 Schedule, Cell Biology of the Axon Journal Club
Cell Biology of Axons and Surrounding Glia Journal Club is held on the 3rd Friday of the month from 4p – 5p in Biotech 228.
- January 23, EJ Brace (DiAntonio Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology), “Optogenetic control of organelle transport and positioning”
- February 20: Wolfgang Pita-Thomas (Cavalli Lab, WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology), “Modulation of the proteoglycan receptor PTPσ promotes recovery after spinal cord injury”
- March 20: Courtney Sobieski (Mennerick Lab, WUSTL Psychiatry), “Action potential modulation during axonal conduction”
- April 17: John Bermingham (Milbrandt Lab, WUSTL Genetics), “Dynamics of Oligodendrocyte Generation and Myelination in the Human Brain”
- May 15: Michelle Faits (Kerschensteiner Lab, WUSTL Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences), “Synaptic control of secretory trafficking in dendrites”
All meetings are listed on the Neuroscience Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.