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Washington University NF Center Hosts International Glia Expert

Professor Helmut Kettenmann & David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD

Investigators at the Washington University NF Center were delighted to have Professor Helmut Kettenmann visit from the Max Delbrück Center in Berlin. During his one-day stay, he spent time meeting and talking science with numerous members of the research staff and faculty to learn more about NF at Washington University.

Professor Kettenmann is one of the leading authorities in glial cell biology, and a pioneer in the study of both brain macroglia (oligodendrocytes, astrocytes) and microglia.  He is a member of the German Academy of Natural Scientists and former president of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS). In addition, Professor Kettenmann has been the editor of the journal GLIA for 30 years, since he co-founded it in 1988 with Dr. Bruce Ransom.

This visit is part of an ongoing international collaboration between the laboratories of David H. Gutmann, MD, PhD and Professor Kettenmann, as part of the Berlin Institute of Health-Einstein fellowship and Alexander von Humboldt Award to Dr. Gutmann.