For eight months, Claudia will be joining the Rossi Lab to illustrate scientific research and findings. These illustrations will be used as a communicative tool for publications, grants, and presentations to enhance the understanding of complex biological systems.
From May until August Varoon will join the Rossi lab as a Centre for Blood Research Undergraduate fellow under the guidance of Dr. Coral Ann Lewis in the Dr Rossi's Lab!
During the Summer months Cindy, under the guidance of Dr. Coral Ann Lewis, will be investigating the role of microglia and blood-derived macrophages in the development and progression of EAE, the murine model of multiple sclerosis. By identifying the changes in gene expression of infiltrating macrophages and microglia that occur between peak and recovery stages of disease, we hope to find new targets for therapeutic intervention in the progression of myelin and neuronal degeneration.