About the Merson Lab
The Merson Laboratory studies the cellular and molecular interactions between neurons and myelin-forming oligodendrocytes within the central nervous system.
A major goal of our research is to develop strategies to promote myelin repair in diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS). The lab 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.
our research interests include:
mechanisms of axonal pathology, remyelination, activity-dependent myelination, myelin plasticity, topographic organisation of oligodendrocytes and myelin