Oshri Avraham

Assistant Professor
  • Staff scientist, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (2022)
  • Postdoctoral fellow, Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine (2019)
  • PhD, Pennsylvania State University (2012)

In the Lab

The broad goal of the Avraham research lab is to decipher the mechanisms dictating the diversity of peripheral glial  cells to achieve a better understanding of their role in the context of disease and injury. The Avraham research team is particularly interested in peripheral glia that reside in different locations throughout the body and play a vital role in many central homeostatic processes and during development. The Avraham lab combines developmental biology and molecular neuroscience to develop new evolution-based genetic tools in which to utilize highly conserved enhancer elements to lineage trace distinct glial populations in developing embryo.

Research Interest

  • Neuronal function in injuries
  • Neurodegenerative and Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Injury to the nervous system
  • Cell profiling and lineage tracing