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Oligodendroglia: Implications for adult CNS plasticity and repair
Ethan Hughes, Ph.D.
Ethan G. Hughes is an Associate Professor in the Cell and Developmental Biology Department at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He leads a laboratory focused on understanding how neuron-glial interactions modulate brain function and contribute to pathology in neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Hughes obtained his B.S. degree in Biology with Special Honors from George Washington University (2003) and his Ph.D. in the laboratory of Rita Balice-Gordon at the University of Pennsylvania (2009) studying the mechanisms of synapse formation and maintenance. As a postdoctoral fellow under the mentorship of Dwight Bergles at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Hughes examined cellular dynamics of oligodendrocyte lineage cells and myelination in the adult brain using longitudinal in vivo two-photon microscopy. In 2016, Dr. Hughes joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2022. The Hughes lab utilizes advanced microscopy and novel image analyses to explore dynamic changes in glial cells in the living adult mouse brain using multi-photon in vivo imaging, transcriptomics, and behavioral approaches. He is an awardee of the Whitehall Foundation Fellowship, Marilyn Hilton Award for Innovation in MS Research, Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Award, and a ACTRIMS Young Investigator Award. He is an ad hoc reviewer for the National Science Foundation, serves on study section for the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, Multiple Sclerosis Research Program for the Department of Defense and National Multiple Sclerosis Society Glial Pilot Review Committee and the Fast Forward Scientific and Business Advisory Committee.
Hosted by - Richard Roth, Ph.D. (Jun Ding Lab)