Lacey B. Sell

Department

Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Lacey B. Sell

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

Program:
IBMS Neuroscience Discipline

Lab Association:
Manzoor A. Bhat, M.S., Ph.D.


Education

B.S., Biology, Eastern Washington University, 2018
M.S., Biology, Eastern Washington University, 2020

Research

Lacey is investigating the mechanisms that underlie the organization of molecular domains in myelinated axons using gene specific mutant and transgenic animals. Her research will also involve characterization of mouse models of human Cntnap1 gene mutations and designing of rescue strategies for eventual translational studies.

Awards & Accomplishments

Center for Biomedical Neuroscience, 2nd place poster winner, “Mouse models of human CNTNAP1-associated congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy and genetic restoration of murine neurological deficits”. (2024)

Cellular and Integrative Physiology Research Day, 1st place poster winner, “Structural and Functional Insights into Human CNTNAP1 Mutations and Molecular Organization of Axonal Domains in Myelinated Axons”. (2024)

BioMed Career Fest, 3rd place poster winner, “Structural and Functional Insights into Human CNTNAP1 Mutations and Molecular Organization of Axonal Domains in Myelinated Axons”. (2024)

Frontiers of Translational Science Research Day, Research Day Winner, “Structural and Functional Insights into Human CNTNAP1 Mutations and Molecular Organization of Axonal Domains in Myelinated Axons”. (2024)

Long School of Medicine Research Symposium, Best Podium Presentation award winner, “Mouse models of human CNTNAP1-associated congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy and genetic restoration of murine neurological deficits” (2024)

Terry M. Mikiten Symposium, 2nd place poster award, “Hypomyelinating disorder CNTNAP1, characterization and rescue strategies using mouse models” (2023)

Center for Biomedical Neurosciences, 1st place poster award, “Genetic rescue strategies for mouse models of CNTNAP1 mutations causing hypomyelinating disorders”   (2022)

Cellular and Integrative Physiology Research Day, Award for Undergraduate poster “Genetic rescue strategies for mouse models of CNTNAP1 mutations causing hypomyelinating disorders”  (2022)

NIH jointly sponsored predoctoral T32 Training Grant in the Neurosciences  (August 2021)

Publications

Cheng Chang*, Lacey B. Sell*, Qian Shi, Manzoor Bhat. (2023) “Mouse models of human CNTNAP1-associated congenital hypomyelinating neuropathy and genetic restoration of murine neurological deficits”. Cell Reports, https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/pdf/S2211-1247(23)01286-X.pdf *Co-first authors

Lacey B. Sell, Qian Shi, Manzoor Bhat. (2023) “Protocol for isolating and processing mouse sciatic nerve fibers for confocal immunohistochemistry”. STAR Protocols; Cell Press https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666166724000170

Lacey B. Sell, Christina C. Ramelow, Hannah M. Kohl. Kristina Hoffman, Jasleen K. Bains, William J. Doyle, … & Javier Ochoa-Repáraz. (2021). Farnesol induces protection against murine CNS inflammatory demyelination and modifies gut microbiome. Clinical Immunology, 108766

Lacey B. Sell, & Javier Ochoa-Repáraz (2019). Diet, Gut Microbiome and Multiple Sclerosis. In A. Martinez (Ed.), Emerging Drugs and Targets for Multiple Sclerosis (pp. 302-318). Royal Society of Chemistry.