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10-10-13 Tony receives a Transformative R01!
Congratulations to Tony for being a 2013 Transformative R01 Award Recipient! You can read more about it here.
09-04-13 Kurt publishes in Neuron!
06-10-13 Jinte wins award!
Congratulations to Jinte for winning a (well-paid) Alzheimer's Association Award for Young Scientists. There was a strong competition this year so this is really awesome.
06-05-13 Kira's thesis defense!
Congratulations to Dr. Kira Mosher for reaching this milestone in her bright career!
05-22-13 Trish receives fellowship!
Congratulations Trisha for receiving a prestigious and highly selective DARE Doctoral Fellowship from Stanford. Well-deserved!
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.