faculty

Aakanksha Singhvi

asinghvi@fredhutch.org

Fred Hutch, 

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Genetics, Genomics & Evolution

Neuroscience

Glia-Neuron Interactions

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Weintraub Room: A3-177 Box: A3-020 Phone: 206-667-3606

Lab Information

Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Building: Weintraub Room: A3-185 Box: A3-020 Phone: 206-667-7486 http://www.singhvilab.org/

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Research Summary

Our nervous system has two major cell types, neurons and glia, in about equal numbers. These two cell types communicate extensively with each other, which is critical for proper nervous system function. Disrupted interactions between these two cell types underlie many neurological disorders of development, function (sensory or cognitive impairments) and aging.

Our lab is interested in building a molecular framework of how glia and neurons communicate with each other to regulate sensory perception, neuronal physiology, neural circuit activity, memory formation and animal behavior.