October 27, 2017
Welcome our newest CBP Assistant Professor, Dr. Sarah Cohen!
Dr. Cohen has developed state-of-the-art, super-resolution spectral imaging technologies to simultaneously label and track the position of 6 different cellular organelles in real time. In doing so, she has characterized a new cell organelle called a lipid droplet. In her future work, she hopes to use these techniques to address how lipid droplets from glia and astrocytes can be used to transfer lipids to neurons. This is an important question because neurons cannot synthesize their own lipids, but yet are dependent on huge amounts of lipids to extend lengthy neuronal processes and regulate membrane turnover at synaptic terminals.