James L Salzer, M.D., Ph.D.

The Salzer laboratory is investigating the complex, reciprocal interactions between axons and myelinating glia, i.e. Schwann cells in the peripheral nervous system and oligodendrocytes in the central nervous system. Their current studies examine the role of the neuregulin-1 family of neuronal growth factors, they are developing strategies to identify neuronal signals that promote myelination and they investigate mechanisms by which axons become organized into distinct longitudinal domains (e.g. the node of Ranvier).

Lab location: 
Smilow Research Building, Floor 5
Last name: 
Salzer