Astrocytes emerge as crucial cells for proper neuronal functioning in the developing and adult brain. Astrocytes are important regulators of neuronal function, including synaptic transmission and information processing by neural circuits. Regina Kanski conducts research into the way that GFAP (glial fibrilary acidic protein) expression is regulated in astrocytes and astrocyte subpopulations like NSCs, and explores the functional consequences of a modulation of GFAP (isoform) expression on astrocyte functions.
R. Kanski, From Stem Cell to Astrocyte: Decoding the Regulation of GFAP.
Prof. E.M. Hol
Dr P. van Tijn (Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie)
Dr M.E. van Strien (UMC Utrecht)
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