Head shot of Maryam Faiz

Maryam Faiz

Head shot of Cindi Morshead

Cindi Morshead

Could brain injuries and disease be treated by reprogramming cells called astrocytes to take the place of damaged neurons?

Two Medicine by Design-funded principal investigators — Cindi Morshead, chair of the Division of Anatomy in the Department of Surgery, and Maryam Faiz, an assistant professor in the division — are featured in a Science news story published today that explores this question at the frontier of neuroscience. Morshead and Faiz are among several research teams around the world who presented their findings last week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in San Diego, California.