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Structure/Function Relationships of Glycosaminoglycan Chains

GAG Chain Receptors

Intracellular Signaling Pathways

Astrocyte Extracellular Matrix

Biophysics of Growth Cones

Tissue Engineering

Lab Protocols

Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology
Division of Intramural Research, NHLBI
Bethesda, MD 20892-1754

*We are the Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology in the Division of Intramural Research at NHLBI.  Our research bridges neuroscience and glycobiology to understand how the extracellular matrix proteoglycans heparan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate control neuronal migration, pathfinding and growth, both during nervous system development and in order to stimulate regeneration after injury. Our experiments take advantage of all techniques of modern biology, including biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, immunology and physiology.

A Postdoctoral Position is avalable in the Geller Group.  Candidates interested in any area of our research are invited to contact Dr. Geller

Dancing Devils

Congratulations to Dr. Sharada Tilve for her image "Dancing Devils" that was the second-place photo winner in the 2019 "Show Us Your Brain" contest. 

Congratulations to Dr. Chinyere Agbaegbu Iweka for successfully defending her Ph.D. at Georgetown University and moving to a Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford.

Herbert Geller/Bernice Grafstein

Contratulations to Dr. Geller on his receiving the 2018 Bernice Grafstein Award for Mentoring from the Society for Neuroscience.

Listen to Dr. Geller talk about his scientific career on the "People Behind the Science" podcast.

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Movie of a cultured mouse Dorsal Root Ganglion Neuron growth cone growing on poly-L-lysine deflected by Chondroitin Sulfate Proteoglycans (green).