Angie Morris, M.S. in Dental Hygiene, Old Dominion University
The Kucenas lab studies the role of glial cells in nervous system development, maintenance and regeneration. My research will focus on assessing the interaction between Schwann cells, the myelinating glial cells of the peripheral nervous system, and perineurial glia during myelination of spinal motor nerves. Specifically, I will study the effect that Schwann cell perturbation, or a lack of peripheral myelin, has on perineurial glia as well as the effect of perineurial glial cell perturbation on Schwann cells and peripheral myelination.