Department of Neurobiology
Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China
The central nervous system (CNS) consists of two major cell populations: neurons and glial cells. Glial cells provide functional, structural and metabolic support for neurons. Insults to CNS triggers specific reactions of glial cells, including reactive astrogliosis, activation of microglia and demyelination. All these reactions of glial cells are of critical importance for the progress of neuropathology and repair. Dr. Cheng He’s group is interested in glial functioning in CNS injury and repair, particularly in molecular mechanisms underlying axon regeneration, remyelination and neurogenesis. The long-term goal is to develop therapeutic strategies for improvement of functional recovery after CNS injury.
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