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Shaping and making the vertebrate CNS: Insights into glial evolution and diversification

posted on 2023-03-02, 04:56 authored by SEBASTIAN-ALEXANDER STAMATIS
The vertebrate nervous system is made up of nerves and glia. Glia helps nerves function properly and have many specific roles. While nerves are well studied, glia remains largely unexplored, and the emergence of glial cell types remains enigmatic. In this thesis I investigate the evolutionary origins of glia in the vertebrate phylogeny using diverse histological and molecular techniques.


Principal supervisor

Victor Jan Mikael Kaslin

Additional supervisor 1

Tobias Merson

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI)

Additional Institution or Organisation

Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences