About the Cavalli Lab

The primary goal of the Cavalli lab is to unravel the molecular events that dictate the regenerative response of neurons in the peripheral nervous system and to relate this information to the lack of regenerative capacity in the central nervous system. Our proposed research has broad clinical impact, since axonal damage can occur in traumatic spinal cord injury, stroke, and many neurodegenerative diseases.

About Dr Cavalli

Dr. Cavalli has long been motivated by curiosity about the differences between central and peripheral nerve injury and repair. Dr. Cavalli’s post-secondary education began at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, continuing her graduate work with Dr. Jean Gruenberg in the department of Biochemistry, and postdoctoral training with Dr. Larry Goldstein at the University of California, San Diego. She joined the Washington University faculty in 2006 as an Assistant Professor, was promoted to Associate Professor in 2014, and Professor of Neuroscience in 2019.

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Our Lab Members

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Contact Us

Valeria Cavalli, PhD
Professor of Neuroscience
Department of Neuroscience
Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
Center of Regenerative Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8108
660 S. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110-1093
Phone: 314-362-3540
Fax: 314-362-3446
e-mail: cavalli@wustl.edu
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