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Myeloid cells (green) surround Toxoplasma gondii parasites (red) in the brain

Nuclei are stained with DAPI (blue). Photo courtesy of the Harris lab, image credit: Samantha Batista.

larvae picture

Zebrafish larvae 72 hours post fertilization labeled with acetylated tubulin

Motor and sensory axons can be seen innervating the trunk in this lateral view. Photo courtesy of the Kucenas lab.

Picture of Microtubal Skeleton

Microtuble Skeleton

The microtubule skeleton of newborn corticol neurons. Courtesy of the Dwyer Lab, photo taken by Katrina McNeely.

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Simultaneous visualization of five antigens in mouse cerebellum.

Courtesy of the Mandell and Papin labs. Publication accessible here.

Deppmann lab axons

Axons cultured in microfluidic devices

Photo courtesy of the Deppmann lab.

Acton Lab Neuron

Automated Segmentation

Neurons segmented by the Acton Lab.

Picture of Dopamine Neurons

Dopamine Neurons

Signal processing by the central nervous system. Courtesy of the Guler lab.

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Embryonic Neural Stem Cells Dividing

Membrane labelled in green and microtubules in red. Photo taken by Katrina McNeely. Courtesy of the Dwyer Lab.

zebrafish lateral line nerve

Zebrafish lateral line nerve

The sensory nerve of the fish that senses vibration and water flow and helps the fish swim upright, the sensory axons are red, and the Schwann cells ensheating the axons are green. Breaks in the green labeling along the axons are the Nodes of Ranvier. Photo courtesy of the Kucenas lab.

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Microglia (red) engulfing neuronal material (green)

Courtesy of the Kipnis lab.

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May 29 - 31, 2019

University of Virginia

Claude Moore Medical Education Building

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