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.

NOTE ALSO…. The Cell Biology of the Axon Journal 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.

2013/2014 Schedule, Axon Injury & Repair Group

1st Wednesday of the month
12 – 1p
Biotech 228

  • September 4: David Brody (WUSTL Neurology)
  • October 2: Jessica Williams (Klein Lab, WUSTL Internal Medicine), “Targeting CXCR7 as a therapeutic strategy to promote remyelination in the adult central nervous system”
  • November 6: Sarah DeGenova (Monk Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology), “Analysis of Gpr56 in nervous system development in zebrafish and mouse”
  • December 4: Wenjun Song, Yongcheol Cho (Cavalli Lab, WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology),
    Wenjun Song, “Tubulin Tyrosination in Retrograde Injury Signaling”
    Yongcheol Cho, “The hypoxia-inducible factor 1 regulates gene expression in injured sensory neurons to promote axon regeneration”
  • February 5: Bill Spees (WUSTL Radiology), “In Vivo Imaging of Axonal Function in the Mouse Optic Nerve: White-Matter Diffusion fMRI and Electrophysiology”
  • March 5: Erin Frey (DiAntonio Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology)
  • April 2 : Victor Song (WUSTL Radiology)
  • May 7: Krikor Dikranian (WUSTL Anatomy & Neurobiology), “The ultrastructural identity of Alzheimer’s pathology: Lessons from animal models”

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)
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)
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)
Victor Song (WUSTL Radiology)
Gregory Van Stavern (WUSTL Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Yong Wang (WUSTL Radiology)
Greg Wu (WUSTL Neurology)
Charles Zorumski (WUSTL Psychiatry)