Geoff Norris, B.S. in Neuroscience and Biology, Gettysburg College
Currently I am studying the role of the cytokine IL-4 in the adult brain under homeostatic conditions. Primarily investigated as an immune modulator in allergy and in defense of extracellular pathogens, we believe that IL-4 is operating in the brain through interaction with various glial cells. We hypothesize that this signaling pathway ensures a proper environment for function and survival of neurons and neural progenitors.