Lindsay Hohsfield joins the lab as a postdoctoral scholar

Welcome Lindsay!

Elizabeth Spangenberg joins the Green lab!

Elizabeth SpangenbergWe are happy to announce that Elizabeth has joined our lab as a graduate student in the department of Neurobiology and Behavior. She will be studying the roles of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease.

Allison Najafi wins the 2014 McGaugh Award for Excellence in Research

Allison Najafi won the 2014 McGaugh Award for her work characterizing microglial progenitor cells in the adult brain.
Alli Haskell

Neuron Paper featured on Alzforum

Our study showing that microglia can be eliminated from adult mice using CSF1R inhibitors, and that withdrawal of drug leads to rapid repopulation from endogenous progenitors, has been featured at the Alzforum:

http://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/microglial-magic-drug-wipes-them-out-new-set-appears

Neuron Paper Published

Our study showing that microglia in the adult brain are dependent on CSF1R signaling, and the presence of a microglial-progenitor cell in the CNS has been published in Neuron:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627314001718

The article was previewed as well:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627314003006

Congrats all!

Monica Elmore wins best presentation at REMIND 2014

Congratulations to Monica who won the best presentation at the 2014 REMIND event for her studies into the phenotype of the microglia-depleted mouse!

Rachel Rice is awarded an NRSA from the NIH

Congratulations to Rachel Rice, who was just awarded a pre-doctoral award from the NIH to study the role of microglia in dendritic spine sculpting in the adult brain following neuronal injury!

NIH funding awarded

We have been awarded an R01 award from the National Institutes of Health to study the therapeutic potential of microglial repopulation for the reversal of aging and the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Rachel Rice is awarded the Carl W. Cotman Scholar’s Award

Rachel was awarded the prestigious Carl W. Cotman Scholar’s Award by the UCI Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders (UCI MIND) for her work on aging and calcium as it pertains to Alzheimer’s disease.

Funding Awarded from the Alzheimer’s Association

The Lab has bee awarded 2 years of funding from the Alzheimer’s Association!