An overarching goal of the the NeuroImmunology & NeuroTherapeutics Laboratory is to better understand the important roles of glial cells (astrocytes, microglia & oligodendrocytes) of the central nervous system (CNS) in supporting and promoting neuronal functioning.
We study how glia regulate homeostatic neurotransmission and modulate synaptic plasticity and cognition.
We are also interested in how glial cell dysfunction in neuroinflammatory disease states affects neuronal health and synaptic transmission.
The NeuroImmunology & NeuroTherapeutics Laboratory is currently engaged in several collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects such as:
- Neuroprotective calcium channel blockers as potential therapeutics for Multiple Sclerosis
- Neuroinflammation and myelination in the Alzheimer’s diseased brain
- Mechanobiology of the ageing brain
- How stress affects cognition and memory in old age
- Effects of AMPAkines on neuron/glial calcium signalling