Gabriel Corfas, PhD
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Non-neural cells critical for neural connections
A new study from Dr. Corfas’s group reveals that non-neural cells drive the formation of neural connections—called synapses—in the vestibular system. The study answers some long-held questions about the role of non-neural cells in synapse development.
A cream to treat peripheral neuropathies?
Q&A with Dr. Corfas about basic research leading to the development of a topical formulation that could be used to treat peripheral neuropathies.
Of astrocytes and Alzheimer's
The Corfas lab identifies a signaling pathway that controls the development of certain glial cells in the brain and could have implications for our understanding of Alzheimer's disease. (For additional coverage of this finding, click here.)