Lingfeng Meng, PhD
Nervous systems are generally composed of neurons and glia. Although glia are as numerous as neurons in vertebrate, research on neurons marched on while glia languished. In C. elegans, RME neurons form gap junctions with six glial cells, the GLR cells, which is an ideal model to study the relationship between neurons and glia in vivo. Combined with tools of genetic and single synapse resolution, exploration of glia in this organism is likely to provide important insight into the roles and functions of glia cell in all nervous systems.