Amy Hebert

Amy K. Hebert, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology
Department of Biology

Dr. Amy Hebert has a Ph.D. in anatomy and cell biology from the University of Illinois at Chicago. For her doctoral dissertation, she examined neurogenesis in a virally induced (TMEV) mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS). The goal was to understand how the virus affected neural stem cells and their ability to become oligodendrocytes, with the hopes of further understanding why remyelination is limited in MS.

Dr. Hebert is currently interested in pedagogy research focused around improving student learning outcomes through introduction of active learning, student driven activities, and other new teaching techniques. She is also interested in developing new assessment tools to further evaluate the addition of new pedagogy in the classroom.

  • BIO 107 and 108 Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO 104 Human Biology
  • Caspase 1 mediated cell death leads to impaired oligodendrogenesis following TMEV infection. Hebert, A; Pituch K; Cantuti-Castelvetri, L; Givogri MI; Ulloa V; Lipton, H and Bongarzone, ER1. In preparation.
  • The Sphingolipid Psychosine Inhibits Fast Axonal Transport in Krabbe Disease by Activation of GSK3β and Deregulation of Molecular Motors. Cantuti Castelvetri L, Givogri MI, Hebert A, Smith B, Song Y, Kaminska A, Lopez-Rosas A, Morfini G, Pigino G, Sands M, Brady ST, Bongarzone ER. J Neurosci. 2013 Jun 12;33(24):10048-56
  • BMPR1a and BMPR1b signaling exert opposing effects on gliosis after spinal cord injury. Sahni V, Mukhopadhyay A, Tysseling V, Hebert A, Birch D, Mcguire TL, Stupp SI, Kessler JA. J Neurosci. 2010 Feb 3;30(5):1839-55
  • Self-assembling peptide amphiphile promotes plasticity of serotonergic fibers following spinal cord injury. Tysseling VM, Sahni V, Pashuck ET, Birch D, Hebert A, Czeisler C, Stupp SI, Kessler JA. J Neurosci Res. 2010 Nov 1;88(14):3161-70

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