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Neuroscience Seminar Series - Ebert

Tuesday, March 27, 2018
4:00pm – 5:00pm

UConn Health
Low Learning Center

Sponsored by the Kim Family Fund

“Astrocyte dysfunction in spinal muscular atrophy”

Allison D. Ebert, Ph.D.,Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Anatomy Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Relevant Citations: Ebert AD, Yu J, Rose FF Jr, Mattis VB, Lorson CL, Thomson JA, Svendsen CN. Induced pluripotent stem cells from a spinal muscular atrophy patient. Nature. 2009 Jan 15;457(7227):277-80. PMCID: PMC2659408. Link:

McGivern JV, Patitucci TN, Nord JA, Barabas MA, Stucky CL, Ebert AD. Spinal muscular atrophy astrocytes exhibit abnormal calcium regulation and reduced growth factor production. Glia. 2013 Sep;61(9):1418-1428. PMCID: PMC3941074. LINK:

Host: Dr. Stephen Crocker,


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Neuroscience Department at UConn Health (primary), School of Medicine, UConn Health Master Calendar

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