The Giger Lab welcomes two postdoctoral scholars, Ayobami (Ayo) and Qian (Fanny) starting summer of 2022. Welcome to the lab, Ayo and Fanny! We look forward to working with you.
Abstract During mammalian neocortex development, nascent pyramidal neurons migrate along radial glial cells and overtake earlier-born neurons to terminate at the front of the developing cortical plate (CP), leading to the outward expansion of the CP border. While much has been learned about the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie the migration of pyramidal neurons, how migrating neurons bypass the preceding neurons at the end…
Neuronal injury can cause mitochondrial damage, leading to reduced energy production, decreased Ca2+ storage capacity, and increased reactive oxygen species. A new study reveals a mechanism to trigger the axonal transport of previously anchored mitochondria and promote neuroprotection and axon regeneration by replacing damaged with functional mitochondria. Check out the full article to learn more by clicking the link below! LINK: Neurobiology: Resetting the axon’s batteries…
Mitre is a first-year graduate student in the Neuroscience Program who will be completing his thesis work in the Giger Lab. Looking forward to working with you!
The Giger lab is thrilled to announce Karen Wang will be joining us in completing her thesis! We look forward to working with you!
We congratulate Lucas Huffman on receiving the 2020 Sarah Winans Newman Graduate Student Teaching Award!
We are excited to announce Matthew Finneran will be joining our lab! Matt had a great rotation, and has decided to complete his thesis with the Giger lab. We look forward to fun and productive future working together!
We are so excited to share our pre-print! We thank all the wonderful people who made this possible including Choya Yoon, Lucas Huffman, Ashley Kalinski, Patrick Duncker, and many more! Check it out!
Rafi Kohen successfully defended his thesis “Small Hairpin RNA Interference in Neurons: RNA Sequencing Reveals Robust Synaptic Regulation Independent of Primary Target” on March 13 at the University of Michigan. He remained in the Giger lab through the summer to finishing and submitting his manuscript. Rafi is now off to Europe! We wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors!
Tony Robinson was awarded a T32 training grant through the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology. A job well done!