The Morganti Lab

@ University of Kentucky

 
 

What we study

Combined, astrocytes and microglia are believed to outnumber all other cell types in the CNS. An ever-expanding knowledgebase is painting an exciting picture regarding a multitude of critical roles that these cells play during development, homeostasis, and even during disease. Despite this growing knowledge, the mechanisms governing astrocyte and microglia interplay in the aging brain and especially in the context of age-related neurodegenerative disease is obscure. Goals in our lab are aimed at dissecting the processes that may go awry between these two cell populations that could be driving aging-associated neurodegenerative mechanisms in the brain. Check out our Projects and Team pages to learn more.