Wendy Macklin, Phd
Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology
United States of America
Dr Macklin is Professor and Chair of the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Medical School in Denver. She is an internationally recognized authority on the molecular biology of myelin protein genes, particularly the myelin proteolipid protein gene, and she is studying animal models carrying mutations of this gene. Dr. Macklin received her B.S. degree from Stanford University, M.S. degree from Yale University School of Medicine, and Ph.D from Stanford University in 1979.
Dr. Macklin’s research is focused on the molecular control of oligodendrocyte differentiation during brain development, and has generated transgenic mice to investigate the signaling pathways regulating myelination.