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.

2016/2017 Schedule, Axon Injury & Repair Group

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

  • December 7: Mikhail Berezin (WashU Radiology), Image-guided mechanism of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy in animal models”
  • February 1: Dan Carlin and Wolfgang Pita-Thomas (Cavalli Lab, WUSTL Neuroscience), “Excess mTORC1 activity affects peripheral C-fiber maintenance and regeneration”
  • March 1: Mitchell D’Rozario (Monk Lab, WashU Developmental Biology), “Molecular mechanisms of Schwann cell development and function in the peripheral nerve”
  • CANCELLED April 5
  • May 3: Mihika Gangolli (Brody Lab, WashU Neurology), “Radiological pathological correlations in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy”
  • June 7: Matthew Wood (WashU Surgery), “Evaluation of nerve regeneration within and across acellular nerve scaffolds”

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