Dr Mark Kotter
Dr Mark Kotter is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
http://www.lrm.medschl.cam.ac.uk/researc... (personal home page)
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
My group is interested in the biology of adult CNS stem and precursor cells in the context of disease. A particular focus lies on mechanisms of CNS remyelination, a stem/precursor cell-mediated process in which new myelin sheaths are restored to demyelinated nerve fibres (axons). To understand how the differentiation of multipotent oligodendrocyte precursor cells (OPCs) is regulated we use a combination of in vitro and in vivo models. Furthermore, we integrate findings of post mortem studies and aim at translating our findings into clinical studies.
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Associated News Items
Baer AS, Syed YA, Kang SU, Mitteregger D, Vig R, Ffrench-Constant C, Franklin RJ, Altmann F, Lubec G, Kotter MR (2009), “Myelin-mediated inhibition of oligodendrocyte precursor differentiation can be overcome by pharmacological modulation of Fyn-RhoA and protein kinase C signalling.” Brain 132(Pt 2):465-81 Details
Neumann H, Kotter MR, Franklin RJ (2009), “Debris clearance by microglia: an essential link between degeneration and regeneration.” Brain 132(Pt 2):288-95 Details
Kotter MR, Li WW, Zhao C, Franklin RJ (2006), “Myelin impairs CNS remyelination by inhibiting oligodendrocyte precursor cell differentiation.” J Neurosci 26(1):328-32 Details
Kotter MR, Setzu A, Sim FJ, Van Rooijen N, Franklin RJ (2001), “Macrophage depletion impairs oligodendrocyte remyelination following lysolecithin-induced demyelination.” Glia 35(3):204-12 Details