Marla Fisher

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Marla Fisher
Research Associate
3009 Haenicke Hall, Mail Stop 5410.
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Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5410 USA

Marla is interested in cellular and physiological process in Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative disorder also known as atypical Parkinson's disease.  Her research examines inhibition of oligodendrocyte precursor cells that are responsible for regenerating myelin, activation of the innate immune response and involvement of the human endogenous retrovirus type W envelope protein.