Lynette Foo is a scientist, lab head in the Discovery Translational Area of the Neuroimmunology and Neurodegeneration Section at F.Hoffman-La Roche, Basel Switzerland. She is a glial biologist with a particular focus on astrocyte and oligodendrocyte biology. Lynette did her Ph.D. with Dr. Ben Barres at Stanford University where she developed a method to acutely purify and culture primary rodent astrocytes. She then did her postdoctoral training with Dr. Stephen M. Cohen at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore where she worked on adult glial progenitor cells in the central nervous system. Currently, her lab investigates how glia contributes to neurodegenerative diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease as well as the function of glia in the developing nervous system. She uses in vitro techniques, biochemistry, histology and ex vivo methods to answer questions in her lab.