Neuroimmunology & Glia Group

About the Neuroimmunology and Glia Group

The Neuroimmunology and Glia Group (NGG) at Duke explores the vital role that immune molecules play within the brain in normal processes including sleep, metabolism, learning and memory. The group also investigates how glia, astrocytes and microglia have a critical role in shaping brain development, plasticity and behavioral outcomes throughout the lifespan.

This group hosts a seminar series with membership open to any student, faculty and staff at Duke. The Neuroimmunology and Glia Group is administered by the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Subscribe to the Neuroimmunology and Glia Group listserv.

NGG Co-convenors:
Daniel Saban, PhD, Ophthalmology & Immunology
Cagla Eroglu, PhD,  Cell Biology

2018 Spring Retreat

NGG's annual GLIACAMP," will be held on April 18 at Rigmor House (, in Chapel Hill. The day-long event is free and open to all; registration requested. All trainees are strongly encouraged to present a poster or give a short talk. To be considered for presenting a short talk, please submit an abstract by March 23, 2018. The Word document file should be emailed to Francesco Paolo Ulloa Severino at  .

The short talks will be selected by the committee from the submitted abstracts. This year we will again have winner and runner-up prizes for best student poster, best postdoc poster, and best trainee talk!

This will be a full day of talks, socializing, networking, and an evening reception. Plus, we are very excited to announce our keynote speakers for the event:
Dr. Beth Stevens
Associate Professor of Neurology
Boston Children's Hospital 
Dr. Miriam Merad
Professor Oncological Science and Medicine 
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Please plan to attend the whole day and bring your colleagues!

Cagla Eroglu, Daniel Saban and The Retreat Organizing Committee

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