Axon Injury & Repair

Organizers: David Brody and Valeria Cavalli Read More


Axon Injury & Repair Group investigators study many aspects of axon biology, including the cell biology and signaling mechanisms that underlie axonal and synaptic responses to trauma or disease, mechanisms that enable repair, and translational approaches to assessing axonal integrity in animals and humans.  Group meetings are open to the Washington University community, and those outside the Hope Center are also welcome to present their research findings.

Journal Club: Cell Biology of Axons and Surrounding Glia

This club provides an opportunity to discuss the latest publications on axonal biology in neurological disorders and repair.  For more, click here.

Organizers/Contact Information

For additional information about the Axon Injury & Repair Group, please contact the organizers David Brody or Valeria Cavalli or the administrative coordinator, Jan Konrad.

2014/2015 Schedule, Axon Injury & Repair Group

1st Wednesday of the month
1 – 2p
Biotech 228

  • September 3: Kelly Monk (WUSTL Developmental Biology), “Adhesion GPCRs in peripheral nerve development and remyelination”
  • November 5: Dana Watt, Wolfgang Pita-Thomas (Cavalli Lab, WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology)
    Dana Watt, “Ran is a putative microtubule organizing protein in the axon”
    Wolfgang Pita-Thomas, “PKCmu/HDAC5 axis in Retinal Ganglion Cell axon regeneration”
  • December 3: Laura Piccio (WUSTL Neurology), “Role of the receptor TREM2 in MS models of demyelination”
  • February 4: David Brody (WUSTL Neurology), “Detection of Axonal Injury with Diffusion MRI: Diffusion Tensor Imaging and Beyond”
  • March 4: Erin Frey (DiAntonio Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology), “An In Vitro Axon Regeneration Assay to Identify Mechanisms and Potential Therapeutics that Induce a Pro-Regenerative State”
  • April 1 : Matthew Wood, Louis Poppler, and Gwendolyn Hoben (Mackinnon and Wood Labs, WUSTL Surgery), “Cellular Senescence as a Cause of Regenerative Failure in Peripheral Nerve Grafts”
  • May 6: Alison Snyder (WUSTL Surgery), “Terminal Schwann Cells: An Overlooked Component of the NMJ”

For previous years’ talks, check out the archives links below.

All meetings are listed on the Neuroscience Calendar of the Office of Neuroscience Research.

Archives of previous seasons





Axon Injury & Repair Faculty

Faculty organizers: David Brody, Valeria Cavalli

Affiliated faculty

Phil Bayly (WUSTL Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science)
Azad Bonni (WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology)
David Brody (WUSTL Neurology)
Michael Bruchas (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Yu-Qing Cao (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Valeria Cavalli (WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology)
Anne Cross (WUSTL Neurology)
Aaron DiAntonio (WUSTL Developmental Biology)
Krikor Dikranian (WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology)
Alex Evers (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Stuart Friess (WUSTL Pediatrics)
Rob Gereau (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Jeff Gidday (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Mark Jacquin (WUSTL Neurology)
Sanjay Jain (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Celeste Karch (WUSTL Psychiatry)
Daniel Kerschensteiner (WUSTL Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Robyn Klein (WUSTL Internal Medicine)
Terry Kummer (WUSTL Neurology)
Vitaly Klyachko (WUSTL Cell Biology & Physiology)
James “Pat” McAllister (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Susan Mackinnon (WUSTL Surgery)
Jeff Milbrandt (WUSTL Genetics)
Kelly Monk (WUSTL Developmental Biology)
Karen O’Malley (WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology)
Laura Piccio (WUSTL Neurology)
Shelly Sakiyama (WUSTL Biomedical Engineering)
Anneliese Schaefer (WUSTL Neurology)
Michael Shoykhet (WUSTL Pediatrics)
Itender Singh (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Victor Song (WUSTL Radiology)
Gregory Van Stavern (WUSTL Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Yong Wang (WUSTL Radiology)
Matthew Wood (WUSTL Surgery)
Greg Wu (WUSTL Neurology)
Charles Zorumski (WUSTL Psychiatry)