Our lab aims at exploring and promoting neural regeneration after spinal cord injury or disease.
Regenerative capacity is unevenly distributed across organisms. While mammals exhibit limited abilities to repair spinal cord damage, adult zebrafish are capable of remarkable cellular and functional regeneration after complete spinal cord transection.
Our current research projects are focused on:
1) Elucidating cellular and molecular mechanisms of glial bridging after spinal cord transection in zebrafish.
2) Investigating mechanisms of neurogenesis and functional repair in zebrafish.
3) Performing comparative studies to uncover the bases for differential regenerative capacity between the highly regenerative zebrafish and poorly regenerative mouse models.