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Investigating the Role of Microglia Function in the Brain

Semester: Fall 2023

Presentation description

In recent years, it has been discovered that microglia cells implement grooming behavior when derived from the Hoxb8 gene. A mutation in this gene can contribute to over-grooming in mice that can be associated with OCD behaviors in humans. By better understanding the physiological function in the microglia in response to behavior induction in mice, we will be able to better understand neurological disorders not only in mice but humans as well. For instance OCD, ASD, Dementia, and Alzheimer's.

Presenter Name: Emily Rhodes

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: Virtual
Presentation #33
College: Medicine
School / Department: Human Genetics
Research Mentor: Naveen Nagarajan