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07-22-16 Joe receives a K99 award
Joe received an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99) from the National Institute on Aging. Congratulations Joe!
04-20-16 Tony talks microglia
Tony is featured in an article in Scientific American. He talks about the impaired function of microglia in aging and Alzheimer's disease and how young blood may help.
04-04-16 Liz to join the faculty at Ohio State
Liz has been granted a position as assistant professor at Ohio State in the Department of Pyschology. Congratulations Liz and go Buckeyes!
03-04-16 Hanadie receives an F32 fellowship
Hanadie received an F32 postdoctoral fellowship for her research on brain endothelial cells. Congratulations Hanadie!
02-18-16 Jian receives his first R01 grant
Jian received an R01 to further his research on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Congratulations Jian!
Immune responses and adult neurogenesis - Neurons and glial cells are constantly produced in small numbers in the adult CNS. In response to injury or tumor growth these numbers can increase dramatically. We discovered that TGF-Î²1, which is known to limit cell proliferation, is a potent inhibitor of both gliogenesis and neurogenesis in the aging mouse brain. TGF-Î²1 may have similar effects after injury and limit the potentially beneficial actions of newly generated cells. Current studies in the lab focus on other innate immune molecules as regulators of neurogenesis.