Associate Professor Sarah Kucenas' research has been highlighted in today's issue of UVA Today. Sarah uses zebrafish as her study model to gain insight into the nervous system. Her current research focuses on the glia, which are "key components in the development of the central and peripheral nervous systems. The cells also are important to the regeneration or repair of these systems in response to disease or injury." This research could lead to the development of new drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as muscular dystrophy, mulitple sclerosis, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, autism and bipolar disorder. To read the full article, please click here.