- BA, Neuroscience, Oberlin
- PhD, Neurobiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Development, Development, Stem Cells & Regeneration, Genetics, Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Molecular Biology, Molecular Pharmacology, Neuroimmunology, Neuroscience, Stem Cells & Regeneration
Neuron-glia and glial-glial interactions
The Coutinho-Budd lab is interested in the cellular and molecular aspects of glial cell development and function. Glia are critical components of the nervous system—almost everything that neurons do requires glial support. Significant progress has been made in understanding neuron-glia interactions at synapses and axons, but our lab aims to define what glia do at neuronal cell bodies. We also seek to understand how these glial cells interact with neighboring glial cells, and to unravel their roles in disease.