Francis G. Szele

University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Francis Szele obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he worked on adult brain plasticity in the Laboratory of Marie-Francoise Chesselet. He then moved to Connie Cepko’s Laboratory at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, for his postdoctoral fellowship. He examined lineage relationships and migration patterns in the developing forebrain. He established his laboratory in Chicago at Northwestern University’s Childrens Memorial Research Center in 1999. He has investigated stem cells, neurogenesis, and migration in the postnatal subventricular zone (SVZ). He was appointed to a University Lecturer position at the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics associated with a Tutorial Fellowship at St Anne's College, Oxford, UK from 2007. The SVZ can be viewed as a system of integrated lineage decisions and long distance migration to the olfactory bulbs, their normal destination. The Szele Laboratory has five overlapping projects that have uncovered fundamental features of SVZ biology and therapeutic potential.

Biography Updated on 13 January 2011

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