Neuron Glial Interactions

Interactions between neurons and glial cells are critical for the proper function of the nervous system across species. Glia play vital roles in the nervous system including regulating synapse development and elimination, providing vital trophic support to neurons, establishing a functional blood brain barrier, insulating neuronal axons with myelin, and modulating neural circuits and behavior. NGP faculty employ worm, fly, fish, rodents, and primate models to understand the molecular, cellular, and genetic mechanisms that govern neuron-glial interactions in development, health, and disease.

To learn more about the work of NGP investigators in this area, click on the links below.

    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • host-pathogen interactions, neural-immune communications, neuroinflammation, infections, bacterial pathogenesis, organismal response to infections
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor, Vollum Institute
    • Areas of interest

      • glia
      • axon
      • Wallerian degeneration
      • neuron-glia signaling
      • astrocytes
      • neurodegeneration
      • Drosophila
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor of Behavioral Neuroscience, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Glia
      • Astrocytes
      • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
      • Neuronal development
      • Extracellular matrix
      • Neurite outgrowth
      • Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans
    • Appointments and titles

      • Associate Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor, Vollum Institute
    • Areas of interest

      • Rett Syndrome
      • neuronal-glial interactions
      • microRNA
      • epigenetics
      • neurogenesis
      • neuronal circuitry
      • neurodevelopment
    • Appointments and titles

      • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine
      • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, School of Medicine
      • Assistant Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine
    • Areas of interest

      • Neuron-glial and glial-glial interactions
      • Reactive astrogliosis
      • Neurovascular coupling
      • Ischemic injury
      • Neurodegenerative disorders
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor, Vollum Institute
    • Areas of interest

      • Glial cell biology
      • Neuron-glial interactions
      • Glial-glial interactions
      • Myelination and remyelination
      • Zebrafish
    • Appointments and titles

      • Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center