Advisor: Andy Fischer
3140 Graves Hall
333 W. 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
Areas of Expertise
- Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
- BS in Biology (2016), The Ohio State University
- MS in Neuroscience (2017), The Ohio State University
My research interests are currently focused on understanding mechanisms that mediate retinal regeneration. Currently, my work in the Fischer lab focuses on retinal regeneration via Muller glia, the primary glial cell of the retina. Muller glia have the capacity to dedifferentiate and proliferate as progenitor cells prior to giving rise to new neuron populations. More specifically, my interests lie in understanding the complex network of cell signaling pathways that are involved in Muller glia cell reprogramming and neurogenesis after retinal disease or injury.
2021 - First Place Oral Presentation, The Ohio State University IGP Symposium
2021 - Presidential Fellowship, The Ohio State University Graduate School
2019 - Training Program in Neuroimmunology T32 Fellow (2-year award)
2019 - Second Place Oral Presentation, The Ohio State University IGP Symposium
2018 - Young Investigator Student Fellowship Award for Female Scholars in Vision Research, Prevent Blindness Foundation
2018 - Joseph M. and Eula C. Lawrence Travel Grant, ARVO Foundation/Retina Research Foundation
2017 - University Fellowship, The Ohio State University Graduate School
2016 - Travel Grant for Explorations in Neuroscience Camp volunteer, The Ohio State University Department of Neuroscience
Campbell, W.A., Fritsch, M., Palazzo, I., Hoang, T., Blackshaw, S., Fischer, A.J. (2021) Midkine is neuroprotective and influences glial reactivity and the formation Müller gliaderived progenitor cells in chick and mouse retinas. Glia. 69(6):1515-1539.
Hoang, T., Wang, J., Boyd, P., Wang, F., Santiago, C., Jiang, L., Lahne, M., Todd, L.J., Saez, C., Yoo, S., Keuthan, C., Palazzo, I., Squires, N., Campbell, W.A., Jia, M., Rajaii, F., Payail, T., Wang, G., Ash, J., Fischer, A.J., Hyde, D.R., Qian, J., Blackshaw, S. (2020) Gene regulatory networks controlling vertebral retinal regeneration. Science (370:6519).
Palazzo, I., Deistler, K., Hoang, T.V., Blackshaw, S., Fischer, A.J. (2020) NF-kB signaling regulated the formation of proliferating Müller glia-derived progenitor cells in the avian retina. Development 147(10).
Todd, L.*, Palazzo I.*, Suarez L.,Liu X., Volkov L., Hoang T.V., Warren Campbell W.A., Blackshaw S., Quan N., Fischer A.J. (2019) Reactive microglia and IL1β/IL-1R1-signaling mediate neuroprotection in excitotoxin-damaged mouse retina. Journal Neuroinflammation. 118(16). PMID: 31170999. (* indicates co-first author)
Todd, L., Palazzo, I., Squires, N., Mendonca, N. & Fischer A.J. (2017). BMP- and TGFB- signaling regulate the formation of Muller glia-derived progenitor cells in the avian retina. Glia, 65(10): 1640-55.