Professor James Fawcett, Cambridge Centre for Brain Repair, will be giving his seminar on 03 October 2011 16:00-17:00 in Lecture Theatre 2, Life Sciences Building.
He is an excellent seminar speaker – well worth attending.
Prof. Fawcett’s research interests focus on three related areas of neurobiology.
Axon regeneration in the damaged CNS: inhibition of axon growth by inhibitory proteoglycans in the extracellular matrix, to increase the intrinsic regenerative potential of axons, & using integrin engineering and local protein translation.
Plasticity in the CNS: is turned off in adults by extracellular matrix structures called perineuronal nets. Lab works on actions of these, and methods to modulate their function to improve functional recovery and memory in the adult CNS.
Interfacing the nervous system with electronics: microchannel interface for permanent extracellular recording