Cagla Eroglu, Ph.D.
How Do Glia Sculpt Synaptic Circuits
Associate Professor, Cell Biology
Associate Professor, Neurobiology
Department of Cell Biology, Duke University School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle, Roanoke, VA 24016
How are synaptic networks formed during development and remodeled during learning and disease? This is the main question that drives Dr. Eroglu’s research at Duke University. In particular, her lab investigates the roles of glial cells called astrocytes in the development, remodeling and function of synaptic circuits. Dr. Eroglu will share findings from her lab on two distinct molecular mechanisms through which astrocytes control synapse formation. She will also discuss how synaptogenic astrocyte signals are critical for proper development and function of the nervous system.