Elizabeth Spangenberg

Elizabeth Spangenberg

Liz graduated from UC Irvine in 2013 with a BS in Biological Sciences. She is currently investigating the role of microglia in recovery following brain injuries. Liz’s favorite past times include playing video games, avoiding exercise at all costs, eating ice cream, and tolerating girl talk.

Contact: espangen@uci.edu


Chronic elimination of microglia in the 5xfAD mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease attenuates dendritic spine loss and cognitive impairments without modulating amyloid pathology.
Spangenberg EE, Rice RA, Elmore MRP, Blurton-Jones M, West BL, Green KN.  Brain. In Press  Click Here to Download

Elimination of microglia improves functional outcomes following extensive neuronal loss in the hippocampus.
Rice RA, Spangenberg EE, Yamate-Morgan H, Lee RJ, Arora RPS, Hernandez MX, Tenner AJ, West BL, and Green KN. Journal of Neuroscience8 July 2015, 35(27):99779989 Click Here to Download


Colony-Stimulating Factor 1 Receptor Signaling Is Necessary for Microglia Viability, Unmasking a Microglia Progenitor Cell in the Adult Brain. Elmore MRP*, Najafi AR*, Koike MA, Dagher NN, Spangenberg EE, Rice RA, Kitazawa M, Matusow B, Nguyen H, West BL, Green KN. Neuron. 16 April 2014.