Jonathan Ramirez, BS

DSCB Graduate Student

Melissa Rudy

Visiting Graduate Student (Baylor College of Medicine)

Katya Sigal

Assistant Specialist

Trent Watkins, PhD

Asst Professor in Residence
Distinguished Professorship in Neurology
Division of Neuroimmunology and Glial Biology
Department of Neurology

The Watkins Lab seeks to harness intrinsic repair programs to restore function to the damaged and diseased nervous system. Using axon injury as a primary model, the lab's research focuses on the signaling pathways and transcriptional responses that determine the fates of distressed neurons. These responses include programs that can, in the case of the peripheral nervous system (PNS), enable remarkable axon regeneration and recovery of function.