Joel Glover

Glover Associate Group - Appendicularian Neural Development
Position: Associate Group Leader

Associate Group Leader
Joel Glover
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley 1984
  • Postdoc, University of Oslo and University of St. Loius
  • Professor of Anatomy, University of Oslo 1996
  • Professor of Physiology, University of Oslo 2001
  • Adjunct Professor at the Sars Centre since 2000

Joel is interested in the mechanisms that pattern the developing nervous system of Oikopleura dioica, and placing this into a comparative evolutionary context. Current research is focused on a comprehensive description of the anatomical organization of the developing nervous system. This includes mapping neurons that are identified by neurotransmitter phenotype, the tracing of axonal projections, and the characterization of gene expression patterns.

Joel Glover studied at the University of California, San Diego from 1974-1978, and earned his PhD in Neurobiology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1984, having studied neural development in the leech with Gunther Stent and Bill Kristan. He then pursued postdoctoral studies at the University of Oslo with Jan Jansen and at Washington University at St. Louis with Joshua Sanes before moving to the University of Oslo in 1987, where he became Professor of Anatomy in 1996 and then Professor of Physiology in 2001. His research at the University of Oslo, where he heads the Laboratory of Neural Development and Optical Recording (NDEVOR) and is director of the Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research, is focused on the development and regeneration of neural circuits in the spinal cord and brainstem, and on the neuronal differentiation and potential therapeutic uses of human somatic and pluripotent stem cells. He has been Adjunct Professor at the Sars Centre since 2000, where he supervises research on the development of the nervous system of Oikopleura dioica, in collaboration with the Chourrout group. See also websites UiO, Institute for Basic Medical Sciences and Norwegian Center for Stem Cell Research.

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