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.

2015/2016 Schedule, Axon Injury & Repair Group

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

  • October 7: Dan Carlin (Cavalli Lab, WUSTL Neuroscience)
  • November 4: Breanne Harty, Amy Herbert (Monk Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology)
    Breanne Harty, “Molecular control of Schwann cell development and myelination by Fbxw7”
  • December 2
  • January 6: Stuart Friess (WUSTL Pediatrics), “Delayed Hypoxia Following Traumatic Brain Injury: A New Target for Neuroprotective Therapeutics”
  • February 3
  • March 2
  • April 6: Lauren Walker, Stefanie Geisler (DiAntonio Lab, WUSTL Developmental Biology)
    Lauren Walker, “
    MAPK signaling functions upstream of SARM1 to promote axonal degeneration”
    Stefanie Geisler, “Genetic deletion of SARM1 attenuates Vincristine induced neuropathy in a mouse model”
  • May 4: Matt Wood/Susan Mackinnon (WUSTL Surgery)
  • June 1: David Brody (WUSTL Neurology), “Radiological-pathological correlations using  advanced diffusion Mri metrics in ex vivo human chronic traumatic encephalopathy brain tissue”

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 Neuroscience)
David Brody (WUSTL Neurology)
Michael Bruchas (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Yu-Qing Cao (WUSTL Anesthesiology)
Valeria Cavalli (WUSTL Neuroscience)
Anne Cross (WUSTL Neurology)
Aaron DiAntonio (WUSTL Developmental Biology)
Krikor Dikranian (WUSTL Neuroscience)
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 Neuroscience)
Laura Piccio (WUSTL Neurology)
Shelly Sakiyama (WUSTL Biomedical Engineering)
Anneliese Schaefer (WUSTL Neurology)
Michael Shoykhet (WUSTL Pediatrics)
Itender Singh (WUSTL Neurosurgery)
Alison Snyder-Warwick (WUSTL Surgery)
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)