Professor Julia Edgar, Group Leader
The Axo-Glial Research Group studies the functions of the cells that form ‘myelinated axons’, the nervous system’s ‘electrical wires’. Axons are injured in multiple sclerosis (MS), stroke, Alzheimer’s, motor neuron disease and several other neurodegenerative conditions. We aim to understand why axons are so susceptible and how we might protect them. Our work provides a rationale for research aimed at finding treatments to restore myelin in MS, the most common cause of neurological disability in young adults.