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Lab News

01-27-15 Tony speaks at World Economic Forum
Tony was invited to Davos to discuss how to tackle brain diseases at the World Economic Forum!
12-02-14 Final round for Breakthrough of the Year!
We made the final round for Science's 2014 Breakthrough of the year!  Let everyone know so they can vote!
11-13-14 Vote for the breakthrough of the year!
Help us win Sciene Breakthrough of 2014 by voting for "Young blood fixes old."
09-23-14 Creative Minds: Tony and Tom are in the news!
Congratulations to Tony and Tom for being in the NIH Director's blog.  You can read it here!
07-11-14 Vidhu receives fellowship!
Congratulations to Vidhu for winning a competitive fellowship from the Bluefield Project to Cure FTD to research the effects of GCV on microglia!
Welcome to the Wyss-Coray Laboratory! Our laboratory studies immune and injury responses in aging and neurodegeneration. A growing body of information in recent years has documented the interchangeability of key proteins between the immune and central nervous systems (CNS). One prominent example, and a focus of our lab, is TGF-β1 which is a key regulator of immune functions but is also necessary for neuronal protection and survival and may have a role in Alzheimer’s disease. Another group of proteins we are interested in constitutes the complement system, which is critical in the removal of pathogens and dying cells not only in the periphery, but likely in the CNS as well. In a less biased approach, we use proteomics to study cellular communication on a larger scale in plasma and relate it to aging and degenerative changes in the CNS.In much of our studies we seek to understand neurodegeneration and neurological disease in the context of immune responses. One exciting hypothesis is that altered or failing immune responses might underlie or at least contribute to age-related degenerative diseases of the nervous system. We use mouse genetics, behavior, cell culture, and proteomic approaches to try to test this hypothesis.


TWC-Lab May 2014