About THe Lab

The Merson Laboratory studies the cellular and molecular interactions between neurons and myelin-forming oligodendrocytes with the central nervous system. 

A major goal of our research is to develop strategies to promote myelin repair in diseases such as multiple sclerosis. The Group also has an emerging interest in the role of oligodendrocyte turnover and myelin remodelling in cognitive processes such as learning and memory and the contribution of myelin dynamics to neurological disorders.