Neurodegeneration Study: From Molecules to Big Animal Models

Speaker: 
Professor Zhi-Cheng Xiao
Affiliation: 
Neurodegeneration and Regeneration Group, Monash Immunology and Stem Cell Laboratories (MISCL), Monash University
Date: 
15 November 2012 - 12:00pm
Venue: 
Rountree Room 356, Level 3, Biological Sciences Building
Abstract: 

If anyone would like to meet with Prof Xiao please contact the BABS School Office: babs@unsw.edu.au

Appropriate connections or interactions among different neural cell types are essential for the correct and efficient functioning of the nervous system during development and regeneration after trauma or degeneration. The aim of my research is to understand the molecular events that mediate communication among neural cells in the nervous system during development, myelination, learning and memory, degeneration, and regeneration. These studies have yielded insights into the therapeutic potential of cell signalling molecules to ameliorate or even ablate the detrimental consequences of nervous system injury and neurodegenerative diseases, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, Alzheimer Disease (AD), and Multiple Sclerosis (MS).