Steven Sloan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Genetics, at the Emory University School of Medicine. He received his MD and PhD degrees at Stanford University in the laboratory of Ben Barres, where he became fascinated with glia--the understudied and mysterious cell types that adjoin neurons within the nervous system. Given his interests in human medicine, Steven spent his PhD investigating the functions of human astrocytes. Along with his colleagues, he developed techniques to purify and profile the major CNS cell types from the rodent and human brain. After a brief postdoc with Sergiu Pasca, Steven moved to Emory University at the end of 2018 with the goal of investigating neuron-glial interactions during brain development in both health and disease.