Michael Bennett Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
1 protocol

Feliksas Bukauskas Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, USA
1 protocol

Guang Yang Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care and Pain Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, USA
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Juan Mauricio Garré
  • Post-Doc, New York University School of Medicine
Research focus
  • Neuroscience
  • Glial cells, Neuroimmunology, In vivo-two photon imaging, Dendritic spines
  • 1 Author merit


PhD, PEDECIBA, Universidad de la República, Uruguay, 2011, 2011


1. Garré JM, Moura-Silva H, Lafaille JJ, Yang G. CX3CR1+ monocytes modulate learning and learning-dependent spine plasticity via TNFα. (2017) Nature Medicine, DOI:10.1038/nm.4340.
2. Garré JM, Retamal M.A., Cassina M.P, Barbeito L, Bukauskas F.F., Sáez J.C., Bennett M.V.L. and Abudara V (2010) FGF-1 induces ATP release from spinal astrocytes in culture and opens pannexin and connexin hemichannels. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 107, 22659-64.
3. Bennett MVL, Garré JM, Orellana JA, Bukauskas FF, Nedergaard M, Sáez JC (2012) Connexin and pannexin hemichannels in inflammatory responses of glia and neurons. Brain Research, 1487:3-15.
4. Huang CL, Han XN, Li X, Lam E, Peng WG, Lou NH, Torres A, Tian GF, Willecke K, Garré JM, Bennett, MVL, , Nedergaard M., and Takano T (2012) Critical role of connexin 43 in secondary expansion of traumatic spinal cord injury. Journal of Neuroscience 32: 3333-8. PMID: 22399755
5. Garré JM, Yang G, Bukauskas FF., Bennett MV (2016) FGF-1 triggers pannexin-1 hemichannel opening in spinal astrocytes of rodents and promotes inflammatory responses in acute spinal cord slices. Journal of Neuroscience 36, 4785-801.
6. Garré J M and Bennett MVL (2009) Gap junctions as electrical synapses. The sticky synapse–cell adhesion molecules and their role in synapse formation and maintenance (Hortsch & Umemori eds), chapter 21, Springer, New York.

1 Protocol published
An Acute Mouse Spinal Cord Slice Preparation for Studying Glial Activation ex vivo
Authors:  Juan Mauricio Garré, Guang Yang, Feliksas F. Bukauskas and Michael V. L. Bennett, date: 01/20/2017, view: 2345, Q&A: 0
Pathological conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal cord injury and chronic pain are characterized by activation of astrocytes and microglia in spinal cord and have been modeled in rodents. In vivo imaging at cellular ...