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Christine Byrd-Jacobs

Christine Byrd-JacobsChristine Byrd-Jacobs

Office: (269) 387-5843
Lab: (269) 387-2069

Office: 3161 Wood Hall, Mail Stop 5410
Lab: 3027 Haenicke Hall

Mailing Address
Department of Biological Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5410 USA

Research interests

The major focus of Dr. Byrd-Jacobs' research program is the plasticity of the adult central nervous system. Her model is the olfactory system of zebrafish. The olfactory system is unique in that it is a continually developing sensory system, and one can study both development and regeneration in adults. Dr. Byrd-Jacobs is trying to elucidate the cellular interactions and molecular factors responsible for the maintenance of brain structures and their ability to respond to injury. This research has important implications for neural regeneration and recovery from brain injury and disease.

Students in Dr. Christine Byrd's Lab

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