Project Summary

Microglia in the Dentate Gyrus

The aim of this project is to better understand how the microglia impact the neural stem cell niche and the role of these cells in the production of adult-born neurons, specifically in the dentate gyrus, to identify exact mechanisms implicated in this process. We are also interested in understanding how microglia modulate the production of adult-born neurons and, in turn, impact on the process of learning and memory under two main paradigms - exercise and ageing. 


This Project is Supervised by Dr Jana Vukovic - SBMS







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Professor Ernst J. Wolvetang

Senior Group Leader
Wolvetang Group
UQ-StemCARE Director