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How do Astrocytes Sculpt Synaptic Circuits? - Cagla Eroglu

May 28, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Cagla Eroglu, PhD

Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Neurobiology

Director of Graduate Studies, Program in Cell and Molecular Biology
Co-Director, Regeneration Next Initiative, Duke University

Host: Michelle Monje


How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives our research. In particular, we investigate the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. In my talk, I will share findings from my lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes control synapse formation and discuss how synaptogenic astrocyte signals are critical for proper development and function of the nervous system.

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Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
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