Principal Investigators

M. Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D. University of Rochester work Box 603 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: MC 5-8527A p (585) 275-5185
John A. Olschowka, Ph.D. University of Rochester work Box 603 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 office: MC 5-6312 p (585) 275-8238

Contact

O'Banion Lab University of Rochester work MC 5-8527 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 p (585) 275-5185
Olschowka Lab University of Rochester work MC 5-6312 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester NY 14642 p (585) 275-8238

Affiliations

CNS Neuroinflammation Research

There is increasing recognition that inflammatory processes underlie many acute and chronic diseases, including those of the central nervous system (CNS). In particular, the glial and vascular components of the brain play significant and unique roles in inflammatory processes, both as sources of inflammatory mediators and as targets for local innate and acquired immune responses. Moreover, there is increasing recognition of the importance for glia in all aspects of brain function, ranging from normal homeostasis to repair and repopulation following injury. Our laboratories utilize mouse models to focus on the role of neuroinflammation in neurodegeneration and CNS injury.

Current Research Projects