Schafer Lab Publications


This collection showcases the journal articles and other publications authored by researchers in the Schafer Lab. The Schafer Lab at the University of Massachusetts Medical School was established in 2015, in the Department of Neurobiology.


Publications from 2018


Roles of microglia in nervous system development, plasticity, and disease, Beth Stevens and Dorothy P. Schafer

Publications from 2017


A microglia-cytokine axis to modulate synaptic connectivity and function, Sebastian Werneburg, Philip A. Feinberg, Kasey M. Johnson, and Dorothy P. Schafer

Publications from 2016


Microglia: Architects of the Developing Nervous System, Jeffrey L. Frost and Dorothy P. Schafer


Microglia contribute to circuit defects in Mecp2 null mice independent of microglia-specific loss of Mecp2 expression, Dorothy P. Schafer, Christopher T. Heller, Georgia Gunner, Molly Heller, Christopher Gordon, Timothy Hammond, Yochai Wolf, Steffen Jung, and Beth Stevens

Publications from 2015


Shank1 regulates excitatory synaptic transmission in mouse hippocampal parvalbumin-expressing inhibitory interneurons, Wenjie Mao, Takuya Watanabe, Sukhee Cho, Jeffrey L. Frost, Tina Truong, Xiaohu Zhao, and Kensuke Futai


Brains, Blood, and Guts: MeCP2 Regulates Microglia, Monocytes, and Peripheral Macrophages, Dorothy P. Schafer and Beth Stevens


Microglia Function in Central Nervous System Development and Plasticity, Dorothy P. Schafer and Beth Stevens