Kucenas, Sarah C
- BS, Biology, Valparaiso University
- PhD, Pharmacological & Physiological Sciences, Saint Louis University
- Postdoc, Developmental Neurobiology, Vanderbilt University
Bioinformatics and Genomics, Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Neuroimmunology, Neuroscience, Translational Science
The role of glia in the development, maintenance and regeneration of the nervous system
The long-term goal of our research program is to elucidate the roles of peripheral and central glia and glial-glial interactions during nervous system development, maintenance and disease/injury. Using Danio rerio (zebrafish) as a model system (and to a lesser extent, mouse), we combine genetic and pharmacological perturbation, single cell manipulation, laser ablation/axotomy and in vivo, time-lapse imaging to directly and continuously observe glial cell origins, behaviors and interactions in an intact vertebrate.