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Dr Huiliang Li

Molecular Mechanisms of Neural Development
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020 7679 6360
Email: huiliang.li@ucl.ac.uk

The Central Nervous System (CNS) is made up of diverse types of neurons and glial cells. Glia (literally 'glue') have proven to be much more than a passive support matrix for neurons. In fact, mounting evidence indicates that glia are highly complex cells engaged in a plethora of brain activities. 


Employing transgenic approaches, we aim to find answers to the following questions:

  1. how do Neural Stem Cells (NSCs) choose glial versus neuronal fate? 
  2. what are the molecular mechanisms behind gliogenesis?
  3. what are the causes and consequences of glial dysfunction?    
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