Roman Giger

Dr. Richard Mark Newman Research Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology
Professor, Neurology
Research Focus: Nervous system regeneration, sciatic nerve, optic nerve, axon growth, neuroinflammation, axon-glia interaction, myelination, mouse genetics

2045 BSRB 
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor MI 48109-2200


Areas of Interest

Injury to the adult mammalian central nervous system results in permanent functional deficits. We pursue a mouse genetic approach to identify molecules and biochemical pathways that promote growth of severed axons, formation of new synapses and myelination of regenerated axons. A primary focus is to understand how the immune system influences neurorepair.  

Associated Grad Programs

Cell & Developmental Biology, Cellular & Molecular BiologyNeuroscience, Neurology


  • Johns Hopkins University, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1997-01
  • Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1995-97 
  • University of Zurich, Ph.D., 1995
  • University of Zurich, M.S., 1991

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