Welcome to the Eroglu Lab

We are a diverse group of scientists, brought together by our passion for neurodevelopment and glial biology. The Eroglu Laboratory is located in the Department of Cell Biology at Duke University. Our expertise and interests are far reaching from biochemistry to systems neuroscience. We aim to understand how glial cells, particularly astrocytes, develop and mature to establish, remodel and ensure the proper functioning of synaptic circuits. Additionally, the lab is interested in glial contributions to neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases. We are always seeking enthusiastic new lab members – for specific openings please visit the Join page.

The Eroglu Lab is part of a multi-site

U-19 grant from the NINDS aimed to understand how astrocytes orchestrate circuit development at molecular, behavioral, and functional levels. Check out the website for this collaboration here.

Eroglu Lab Mission Statement

astrocyteWe strive to lead the field of neuroscience in conducting novel and rigorous research by promoting collaboration, inclusivity, mentorship, and service.

We operate on the following pillars of principles and values:

  1. Integrity
  2. Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
  3. Innovative Science and Creativity
  4. Collaboration
  5. Mentorship/Training