Research focus: Function of glial cells in nervous system development and homeostasis: molecular mechanisms of glial phagocytosis and blood-brain barrier regulation, the role of glia in neurodegeneration and behavior, molecular systems biology, transcription, chromatin regulation at promoters and enhancers.
Current GSN students: Liliana Pedro
Key words: Function of glia in development and homeostasis; (secreted) Alzheimer model
Kremer MC, Jenett A, Nern A, Jung C, Gaul U and Rubin GM. The glia of the adult Drosophila nervous system (in preparation).
Iovino N, Pane A and Gaul U. (2009) miR-184 has multiple roles in Drosophila female germline development. Dev Cell 17: 123-133.
Kurant E, Axelrod S, Leaman D and Gaul U. (2008) Six-microns-under acts upstream of Draper in the glial phagocytosis of apoptotic neurons. Cell 133: 498-509.
Segal E, Raveh-Sadka T, Schroeder M, Unnerstall U and Gaul U. (2008) Predicting expression patterns from regulatory sequence in Drosophila segmentation. Nature 451: 535-540.
Schwabe T, Bainton RJ, Fetter RD, Heberlein U and Gaul U. (2005) GPCR signaling is required for blood-brain barrier formation in Drosophila. Cell 123: 133-144.