Herbert M. Geller — Biochemistry and Redox Biology Center Seminar “The Sour Side of Sugar: Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans and Nervous System Regeneration”

4:00 pm–5:00 pm
Beadle Center Room: N172
Additional Info: BEAD
Hannah Kahler, 402-472-3173, hkahler2@unl.edu
Dr. Herbert M. Geller, Director, Office of Education; Chief, Developmental Neurobiology Section, NIH, will present the seminar “The Sour Side of Sugar: Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans and Nervous System Regeneration” on Tues. March 12, 2013 at 4:00 PM in N172 Beadle Center.

Dr. Herbert Geller moved to NIH in 2001, where he started a research program focusing on the role of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans in inhibiting neuronal regeneration. These efforts have resulted in the identification of a unique pattern of chondroitin sulfation that controls axonal growth, and the use of that discovery to develop therapeutic strategies for spinal cord injury. In addition, Dr. Geller will discuss how the environment at NIH facilitated these studies and how the NIH Intramural Research Program promotes the careers of students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers.

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