The Neurochemical Symphony: A Song of Glia and Neurons

Neuron and Glia -inseparable sisters in the Labyrinth of Thought,
Fingers intertwined, singing in strange argot.
Yet, identical peas in a pod? Certainly not.

Neuron, full of action and potential; her electrifying intelligence a legend.
Glia, shy and soft-spoken; helping, cooking and ever running an errand.
Naturally then, Neuron often commanded the attention scend.

Still, Cajal found Glia more enigmatic than she showed; he was prescient!
When biologists realized that even Neuron heeded Glia’s counsel to be efficient,
They started forging tools to translate the sisters’ descant…


A. Singhvi, 2016

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Does cellular and molecular neuroscience interest you? Unravelling the mysteries of how glia and neurons communicate? If yes, we are always eager for enthusiastic researchers at all levels to join the lab!

  • Postdocs: Please inquire with Aakanksha about possible positions. Do include your CV, research interests and names of at least two reference providers.
  • Graduate students: Our lab accepts students from MCB, Neuroscience and MSTP graduate programs. Interested students from other UW graduate programs are also welcome to email Aakanksha.
  • Research Technicians - please check back in 2019 for possible open positions.
  • Undergraduate researchers: please check back in 2019 for possible open positions.

Our lab is located at Fred Hutch. We are also affiliated with the Department of Biological Structure, University of Washington - School of Medicine.