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

Anthony Filiano, PhD, Neurosurgery

2019 Spring Retreat

NGG's annual GLIACAMP," will be held on April 24 at Rigmor House (, in Chapel Hill. The day-long event is free and open to all; registration requested by March 24. 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 29, 2019. The Word document file should be emailed to Caitlin Paisley 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!

Breakfast, lunch, coffee and snacks will be provided during the day. In addition, hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be provided during the poster session.

If you have any questions about registration, abstract submission, and/or need assistance organizing transportation please feel free to contact Sejiro Littleton at:

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:
Marco Colonna, MD
Robert Rock Belliveau Professor of Pathology & Immunology
Washington University School of Medicine
Kelly Monk, Ph.D.
Professor, Co-Director and Senior Scientist
Vollum Institute, Oregon Health and Science University
Please plan to attend the whole day and bring your colleagues!

Cagla Eroglu, Daniel Saban, Anthony Filiano and The Retreat Organizing Committee

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