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Brown Lab receives SPIN grant to fund collaboration with Majewska Lab exploring impact of microglia on brain ECM

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The Brown Lab, in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Ania Majewska of the URMC Department of Neuroscience, is proud to have been awarded a Schmitt Program in Integrative Neuroscience (SPIN) grant entitled “Interactions between microglial dynamics and the brain extracellular matrix.” The primary goal of the project is to quantify the effect of microglial activity on the diffusive hindrance of the brain ECM. This project exploits the Brown Lab’s history of development and application of novel methods to quantify diffusive transport in tissues, and the Majewska Lab’s exploration of the role of microglia in learning and memory.