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The Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Disease

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Dr. Liddelow explains how he and his team approached their research, including the initial questions they set out to answer, the roadblocks they encountered, and how they discovered a neurotoxic form of reactive astrocytes. Shane and his team set out to study the interactions between astrocytes and neurons, hoping to better comprehend the functional roles of astrocytes in a range of neurodegenerative diseases.

Watch this webinar to discover:

  • How astrocyte function changes over time at different stages of disease initiation and progression
  • How Chromium Single Cell and Visium Spatial Gene Expression can be used to analyze neurodegenerative disease
  • Whether astrocytes are responsible for contributing to neural dysfunction 
Shane Liddelow, PhD
Shane Liddelow, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology & Department of Ophthalmology