Research Postdoctoral Fellow, The Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience

Research Interests

Non-myelinating functions of oligodendrocyte precursor cells


B.S.    University of California, Los Angeles

Ph.D.    University of Michigan


Selected Publications

Mironova, Y.A., Lenk, G.M., Lin, J.-P., Lee, S.J., Twiss, J.L., Vaccari, I., Bolino, A., Havton, L.A., Min, S.H., Abrams, C.S., et al. (2016). PI(3,5)P2 biosynthesis regulates oligodendrocyte differentiation by intrinsic and extrinsic mechanisms. eLife 5: e13023.

Lenk, G.M., Frei, C.M., Miller, A.C., Wallen, R.C., Mironova, Y.A., Giger, R.J., and Meisler, M.H. (2016). Rescue of neurodegeneration in the Fig4 null mouse by a catalytically inactive FIG4 transgene. Hum. Mol. Genet. 25, 340–347.

Carbajal, K.S., Mironova, Y., Ulrich-Lewis, J.T., Kulkarni, D., Grifka-Walk, H.M., Huber, A.K., Shrager, P., Giger, R.J., and Segal, B.M. (2015). Th Cell Diversity in Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis and Multiple Sclerosis. J. Immunol. 195, 2552–2559.

Vaccari, I., Carbone, A., Previtali, S.C., Mironova, Y.A., Alberizzi, V., Noseda, R., Rivellini, C., Bianchi, F., Del Carro, U., D’Antonio, M., et al. (2015). Loss of Fig4 in both Schwann cells and motor neurons contributes to CMT4J neuropathy. Hum. Mol. Genet. 24, 383–396.

Duan, Y., Wang, S.-H., Song, J., Mironova, Y., Ming, G., Kolodkin, A.L., and Giger, R.J. (2014). Semaphorin 5A inhibits synaptogenesis in early postnatal- and adult-born hippocampal dentate granule cells. eLife 3: e04390.

Mironova, Y.A., and Giger, R.J. (2013). Where no synapses go: gatekeepers of circuit remodeling and synaptic strength. Trends Neurosci. 36, 363–373.

Harris, N.G., Mironova, Y.A., Chen, S.-F., Richards, H.K., and Pickard, J.D. (2012). Preventing flow-metabolism uncoupling acutely reduces axonal injury after traumatic brain injury. J. Neurotrauma 29, 1469–1482.

Dickendesher, T.L., Baldwin, K.T., Mironova, Y.A., Koriyama, Y., Raiker, S.J., Askew, K.L., Wood, A., Geoffroy, C.G., Zheng, B., Liepmann, C.D., et al. (2012). NgR1 and NgR3 are receptors for chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. Nat. Neurosci. 15, 703–712.

Harris, N.G., Mironova, Y.A., Hovda, D.A., and Sutton, R.L. (2010). Pericontusion axon sprouting is spatially and temporally consistent with a growth-permissive environment after traumatic brain injury. J. Neuropathol. Exp. Neurol. 69, 139–154.

Harris, N.G., Mironova, Y.A., Hovda, D.A., and Sutton, R.L. (2010). Chondroitinase ABC enhances pericontusion axonal sprouting but does not confer robust improvements in behavioral recovery. J. Neurotrauma 27, 1971–1982.



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