Juan Ramirez

Graduate Student
Email address: juan.ramirez@duke.edu
Mentor:
Cagla Eroglu
Program Start Year:
2017

Research interests

I study the role of glial cells, namely astrocytes and microglia, in the formation and elimination of synapses in the developing cortex. I am interested in understanding the molecular signals that astrocytes and microglia use to coordinate their respective functions in response to sensory experience. Specifically, I have been focusing on the role of a known astrocyte-secreted synaptogenic molecule, Hevin, in regulating sensory experience dependent synapse refinement by microglia.