Axon Injury & Repair

Organizer: 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.

Organizers/Contact Information

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

2019/2020 Schedule, Axon Injury & Repair Group

1st Tuesday of the month
McDonnell Sciences 928

  • October 8*: Oshri Avraham (Cavalli lab, WashU Dept. of Neuroscience) “Fatty acid synthesis in satellite glial cell promotes regenerative growth in sensory neurons”
    NOTE date
  • November 5: Stephanie Geisler (WashU Neurology) “Chemotherapy-induced neuropathy: From mechanisms to therapies”
  • December 3: Aaron DiAntonio (WashU Developmental Biology) “The SARM1 Axon Degeneration Pathway: New Links to Neuroinflammation, Necroptosis, and Signal Transduction”
  • January 7: Deng Pan (Wood lab, WashU Surgery) “Role of inflammation in regeneration of acellular nerve allograft repaired peripheral nerve”
  • February 4: Allison Soung (Klein lab, WashU Medicine) “Astrocyte responses via IL-1 regulate recovery from West Nile virus encephalitis”
  • CANCELLED – March 24*: Mokalled lab (WashU Developmental Biology)
    *NOTE date
  • CANCELLED – April 7: Philip Williams (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
  • CANCELLED – May 5: Nikhil Chandra (Moran lab, WashU Biomedical Engineering and Ray/MacEwan lab, WashU Neurosurgery)

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

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

Archives of previous seasons










Archives for the Journal Club: Cell Biology of Axons and Surrounding Glia can be found here.

Axon Injury & Repair Faculty

Faculty organizer: Valeria Cavalli

Affiliated faculty

Martha Bagnall (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Phil Bayly (WashU Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science)
Mikhail Berezin (WashU Radiology)
Azad Bonni (WashU Neuroscience)
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 Dept. of  Neuroscience)
Alex Evers (WashU Anesthesiology)
Stuart Friess (WashU Pediatrics)
Stefanie Geisler (WashU Neurology)
Rob Gereau (WashU Anesthesiology)
Jeff Gidday (WashU Neurosurgery)
Mark Jacquin (WashU Neurology)
Sanjay Jain (WashU Medicine)
Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry)
Daniel Kerschensteiner (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Robyn Klein (WashU Medicine)
Terry Kummer (WashU Neurology)
Vitaly Klyachko (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)
James “Pat” McAllister (WashU Neurosurgery)
Susan Mackinnon (WashU Surgery)
Jeff Milbrandt (WashU Genetics)
Karen O’Malley (WashU Neuroscience)
Laura Piccio (WashU Neurology)
Rajan Sah (WashU Medicine)
Anneliese Schaefer (WashU Neurology)
Erica Scheller (WashU Medicine)
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 Obstetrics & Gynecology)
Phil Williams (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Matthew Wood (WashU Surgery)
Greg Wu (WashU Neurology)
Dmitriy Yablonski (WashU Radiology)
Charles Zorumski (WashU Psychiatry)