Regeneration in the Nervous System

Regeneration in the Nervous System

Recovery of function following peripheral nerve injury is sometimes slow and often incomplete. Outcomes could be improved by an increased understanding of the molecular biology of regeneration and by translation of experimental bioengineering strategies. Micropatterned structures are studied in our lab to regulate the rate and directionality of neurite regeneration, and their effect on mTOR gene expression, neurite outgrowth and glial migration.