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.

2020/2021 Schedule, Axon Injury & Repair Group

1st Tuesday of the month
Zoom conference

For virtual meeting information email the Hope Center.

  • November 10*: Mayssa Mokalled (WashU Developmental Biology) “Spinal cord injury: From basic mechanisms to regenerative therapies”
    *Note date
  • December 1: Philip Williams (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences) “The role of activity in retinal ganglion cell survival and axon regeneration”
  • February 2: Matthew Figley (DiAntonio lab, WashU Developmental Biology) “A mechanism of metabolic sensing by SARM1 to trigger axon degeneration”
  • March 2: Valeria Cavalli (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience) “Neuronal, glial and immune mechanisms promoting axon regeneration”
  • May 4: Scheller lab (WashU Medicine)
    • Jennifer Brazill: “A Sarm and a leg: balancing the costs of peripheral complications in diabetic bone disease”
    • David Shin: “TSC2 KO in Nav1.8+ nociceptors dissociates gains in body mass from high fat diet-induced changes in bone and metabolic health”

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

Ghazal Ashrafi (WashU Cell Biology & Physiology)
Martha Bagnall (WashU Dept. of Neuroscience)
Phil Bayly (WashU Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science)
Mikhail Berezin (WashU Radiology)
Yu-Qing Cao (WashU Anesthesiology)
Valeria Cavalli (WashU Neuroscience)
Marina Cella (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
Jonathan Cooper (WashU Pediatrics)
Bryan Copits (WashU Anesthesiology)
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)
Evan Gordon (WashU Radiology)
Mark Jacquin (WashU Neurology)
Sanjay Jain (WashU Medicine)
Celeste Karch (WashU Psychiatry)
Daniel Kerschensteiner (WashU Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences)
Jonathan Kipnis (WashU Pathology & Immunology)
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)
Wilson Zack Ray (WashU Neurosurgery)
Mark Rutherford (WashU Otolaryngology)
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)
William Spees (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)