Our research focuses on the development and function of

glial cells in the vertebrate nervous system. Glia are a diverse

population of non-neuronal cells that have many essential

functions in the nervous system, ranging from myelin formation

to immune defense of the brain. Using genetic screens

and cellular approaches in zebrafish, we aim to discover new

genes with essential functions in glial cells, define new animal

models of important disorders in humans, and provide new

avenues toward therapies for injury and disease of the

nervous system.


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