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William Buchser

Visiting Assistant Professor

Current Position

Dr. Buscher worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Willaiam and Mary from 2013-2017. He took a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics at Washington University in St. Louis at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year; the Biology Department wishes him and his family continued success in their new endeavors!

Areas of Specialization

Neurosciences: cellular and molecular investigations of axonal degeneration and regeneration, with a focus on sensory systems (Glaucoma, hearing loss). Cancer biology: heterotypic interactions between tumor and stroma, and tumor and the immune system. Inflammation and autophagy in stressed tissues and bioinformatics approaches on these complex systems.

Previous Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (2009-2012)
Postdoctoral Fellow: Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine (2012-2013)


University of Miami, Ph.D. in Neuroscience. (2009)

Damaged/stressed cells interact with their surroundings, leading to successful regeneration / adaption or inappropriate inflammation and long term dysfunction