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…
Please join us on Wednesday, May 4th, at 9:30 AM (Forum Hall, Palmer Commons) as the Giger lab presents the weekly CDB departmental seminar. Giger Lab members will speak on the topic below: Building, breaking down, and re-building the nervous system.
Matt, Mitre, and Karen were awarded the Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant! Congratulations to our trainees!
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…
Please join us for the defense of Lucas Huffman “More than Clearing the Clutter: The Imperative Role of Efferocytosis in Repair and Reprogramming in the Damaged Nervous System” Date: Friday, June 25, 2021 Time: 10AM EST Location: Zoom “More than Clearing the Clutter: The Imperative Role of Efferocytosis in Repair and Immune Reprogramming in the Damaged Nervous System” Dr. Roman Giger, Chair Evolutionarily, the nervous…
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!
The Giger lab is proud to announce the publication of our latest paper through ELife “Analysis of the immune response to sciatic nerve injury identifies efferocytosis as a key mechanism of nerve debridement.” Thank you to everyone involved! https://elifesciences.org/articles/60223