Nick Marsh-Armstrong, Ph.D.

 Nick  Marsh-Armstrong, Ph.D.


  • Associate Professor
  • Ophthalmology


Clearing Debris from the Nervous System

Research Summary

Our lab studies the interaction of neurons with glia in various contexts.  We are most interested in how astrocytes and monocytes contribute to clear debris within the optic nerve, during normal physiology, injury and disease, development and regeneration.  We study this biology by molecular genetic and imaging approaches in both mice and frogs.  While our studies are aimed to understand basic biology, they are of direct relevance to various diseases of the nervous system, and principally to a leading cause of blindness, glaucoma.