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05-08-13 Liz publishes on eLife!
04-18-13 Joe wins fellowship!
Congratulations to Joe for winning a prestigious 3-year Jane Coffin Childs fellowship! (www.jccfund.org)
04-06-13 Congratulations Kurt
Congrats to Kurt for a beautifully written commentary in Nat Biotech on Beth Levine's autophagy paper.
02-08-13 Congratulations to Liz on her NRSA!
Congratulation to Liz Kirby, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, on being awarded the NIH's highly competitive and prestigious NRSA award.
TWCLab gets the Colbert bump!
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-β1, which is known to limit cell proliferation, is a potent inhibitor of both gliogenesis and neurogenesis in the aging mouse brain. TGF-β1 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.