Joyce Benjamins

Joyce Benjamins

Professor and Associate Chair for Research

jbenjami@med.wayne.edu

Joyce Benjamins

Division

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Research Interests

Research interests include regulation of myelination, glial differentiation, and the roles of metabotropic glutamate receptors and the kynurenine pathway in mediating oligodendroglial injury. One current project investigates the effects of glutamate receptor agonists and antagonists on disease outcome in EAE, an animal model of multiple sclerosis. A collaboration with Dr. Lisak utilizes gene arrays to investigate the effects of cytokines on gene expression in CNS neurons and glia.

Disease/Disorder

Diseases affecting myelin, including multiple sclerosis, genetic disorders and neurodegenerative disorders.

Species

Rats and mice.

Methods

Western blotting, PCR, gene array analysis and immunocytochemistry.

Key Collaborators

Robert Lisak and John Kamholz

Publications

 PubMed Search (past 5 years).

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