Four modules

  • Module 1 – Stem cells, non-neuronal cells in the CNS & Disease
  • Instructor: Grumet
  1. The origin of the central nervous system (CNS)
  2. Cells: Astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia, stem cells
  3. Myelin diseases of the CNS (multiple sclerosis & GBS)
  4. Brain tumors and stem cells (glioblastoma & medulloblastoma)
  5. Delivery of therapies (Stem cells)
  • Module 2 – CNS injury
  • Instructor: Young
  1. Spinal cord injury
  2. The responses of neurons and non-neurons to trauma
  3. The attempts at repair
  4. The impediments to repair
  5. The prospects for the future
  6. Clinical Trials
  • Module 3 –Intracellular mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Instructor: Cai
  1. Organelle transport for normal neuronal function
  2. Autophagy-lysosomal regulation in health and diseases
  3. Mitochondrial dynamics and quality control in health and diseases
  4. ALS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s diseases
  • Module 4 – Neurotrophins & Adhesion Molecules in Regeneration
  • Instructor: Schachner
  1. Repellent and attractive cell adhesion molecules
  2. Synaptic plasticity
  3. CNS & PNS Regeneration
  4. Neurotrophins (Alder)
  5. Models of Autism Spectrum Disorders (Samuels)


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