I study glial cells in the central nervous system called oligodendrocytes. Oligodendrocytes make myelin, the fatty insulating protection around axons. Myelin and oligodendrocytes are a lot more interesting than people originally thought, and we now think that oligodendrocytes are active players in neuronal communication and may be vital for motor learning, memory, and normal behaviors.
I am a member of the Macklin and Restrepo labs at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and I study neuron-oligodendrocyte interactions in health and disease (especially relating to olfaction and olfactory processing). Here are my notes about managing projects, cool findings, and thoughts on other science (and non-sciency) stuff as I work on my PhD.
I post all my presentations on Figshare because I love open science and I want to show off some of the fun stuff I get to work on~!