Christine Webber


University of Alberta


[email protected]

Research Keywords

Nerve Regeneration & Axon Guidance, Satellite Glial Cells & Schwann Cells, Neuropathic pain, Peripheral Nerves, Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons

Additional Information

Lab Methodologies
  • Cell culture; Immunocytochemistry
  • Nerve injury (transection/cut)
  • Nerve repair (coaptation)
  • Western blotting
  • Transgenic mice (inhibited BMP7 expression in the peripheral nervous system)


  • Fluorescent microscope
  • Cryostat

Roles and Connections

Primary Role


CAN Connections

Nervous System Injury

Most Cited Publications

Webber CA, Christie KJ, Cheng C, Martinez JA, Singh B, Singh V, Thomas D, Zochodne DW, "Schwann cells direct peripheral nerve regeneration through the Netrin-1 receptors, DCC and Unc5H2." Glia 59,10 (2011 Oct): 1503-17
Martinez JA, Kobayashi M, Krishnan A, Webber C, Christie K, Guo G, Singh V, Zochodne DW, "Intrinsic facilitation of adult peripheral nerve regeneration by the Sonic hedgehog morphogen." Experimental neurology 271, (2015 Sep): 493-505
Thorburn KC, Paylor JW, Webber CA, Winship IR, Kerr BJ, "Facial hypersensitivity and trigeminal pathology in mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis." Pain 157,3 (2016 Mar): 627-642