Roman Giger

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Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Developmental Neuroscience

PhD, University of Zurich

Professor of Neurology and Cell & Developmental Biology

A long standing goal of our research is to understand how neuronal growth and sprouting is regulated in the mammalian nervous system during development, adult neuronal plasticity, and following injury(i.e. spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke or multiple sclerosis). We pursue a mouse genetic approach to study the function of different classes of proteins that are known to regulate neuronal growth, including members of the Semaphorin family and their cognate receptors (Neuropilins and Plexins), and myelin-associated inhibitors/chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans and their receptors.