Skip to main content

Sarah Kucenas

Sarah Kucenas headshot
Professor, Biology

Research Disciplines: cellular, molecular and developmental neuroscience

Research Interests: neural development, nervous system maintenance, regeneration, all things glia, zebrafish, cell-cell interactions, myelination

Research Description: The long-term goal of our research program is to elucidate the roles of peripheral and central glia and glial-glial interactions during nervous system development, maintenance and disease/injury. Using Danio rerio (zebrafish) as a model system, we combine genetic and pharmacological perturbation, single cell manipulation, RNAsequencing, proteomics, laser ablation/axotomy, and in vivo, time-lapse imaging to directly and continuously observe glial cell origins, behaviors and interactions in an intact vertebrate. 

Selected Publications: