Name: Lynette Foo PhD
Affiliation: Scientist, Neuroimmunology & Neurodegeneration Section
Neuroscience Discovery, NORD DTA
Roche Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development
Roche Innovation Center Basel
Lynette Foo is a scientist, lab head in the Discovery Translational Area of the Neuroimmunology and Neurodegeneration Section at F.Hoffman-La Roche, Basel Switzerland. She is a glial biologist with a particular focus on astrocyte and oligodendrocyte biology. Lynette did her PhD with Dr. Ben Barres at Stanford University where she developed a method to acutely purify and culture primary rodent astrocytes. She then did her postdoctoral training with Dr Stephen M. Cohen at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore where she worked on adult glial progenitor cells in the central nervous system. Currently, her lab investigates how glia contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease as well as the function of glia in the developing nervous system. She uses in vitrotechniques, biochemistry, histology and ex vivomethods to answer questions in her lab.