Turns out you can saber bottles with a spoon.
Cheers to a successful month of science in January 2020!
Golden hour in Keystone for the NSP retreat.
March 2nd, 2020: Our first manuscript out of the lab has been accepted! You can read the pre-print here. Let the celebrations begin with some mad sabering skills!
February 18th, 2020: Congratulations to Courtney Dobrott for a highly successful rotation and a great rotation talk entitled "Cholinergic signaling as a mechanism for regional oligodendrogenesis during motor learning."
January 29th, 2020: Very excited about the lab's first pre-print on bioRXiv! You can read the pre-print here.
January 23rd, 2020: Exciting news, we got our first R01! Our project entitled "The role of myelination in cortical circuit function and motor behavior" will be conducted in conjunction with the Welle lab.
November 15th, 2019: Hughes Lab served some fresh data at the Neuroscience Program Retreat in Keystone this year! Clara and Helena presented posters on the effects of motor learning on oligodendrocyte lineage cells, Michael showed some great data on new approaches to multi-photon imaging, and Dailey presented her work characterizing population-level changes in neuronal activity throughout de- and re-myelination. Finally, Ethan gave a talk on surviving oligodendrocytes that participate in remyelination.
November 12th, 2019: Congratulations to Michael Stockton and Ian Purvis for their hard work in the lab and their great rotation talks entitled "Oligodendrocyte integration during motor learning" and "Oligodendrocyte precursor cell dynamics in a novel mouse model of MS."
October 20th, 2019: Great minisymposium on myelin degeneration and remyelination at the 2019 Society for Neuroscience Meeting. Ethan presented our recent finding that mature oligodendrocytes that survive demyelination can participate in remyelination.
Michael passed his comps! #FirstGradStudent
October 12th, 2019: Congrats to Michael for passing his Comprehensive Exam. His fantastic talk drew a huge crowd!
October 1st, 2019: The Mouse Master himself Anthony Chavez has joined the lab as a full-time PRA. Thrilled to have him on board!
The team made it to Montreal!
Ask us how we ended up stranded at Time's Square
August 4th, 2019: Ethan, Clara, Dailey, and Helena all presented different pieces of our gigantic project at the International Society for Neurochemistry Meeting in Montreal, Quebec. Highlights include that mature oligodendrocytes can contribute to remyelination, that motor learning can stimulate remyelination by new and surviving oligodendrocytes, and that demyelination induces neuronal hyperexcitability in motor cortex!
April 27th, 2019: Clara and Helena won awards for Best Poster Presentations at the 2019 Rocky Mountain Regional Neuroscience group meeting in Denver, CO! Their back-to-back posters gave a full recap of how motor learning modulates oligodendrogenesis from the population to single-sheath level in health and disease.