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07-22-16 Joe receives a K99 award
Joe received an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99) from the National Institute on Aging. Congratulations Joe!
04-20-16 Tony talks microglia
Tony is featured in an article in Scientific American. He talks about the impaired function of microglia in aging and Alzheimer's disease and how young blood may help.
04-04-16 Liz to join the faculty at Ohio State
Liz has been granted a position as assistant professor at Ohio State in the Department of Pyschology. Congratulations Liz and go Buckeyes!
03-04-16 Hanadie receives an F32 fellowship
Hanadie received an F32 postdoctoral fellowship for her research on brain endothelial cells. Congratulations Hanadie!
02-18-16 Jian receives his first R01 grant
Jian received an R01 to further his research on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Congratulations Jian!
Complement system in neurodegeneration - Our lab was first to show that reduced activation of complement can promote Alzheimerâ€™s like disease in mice including amyloidosis and accumulation of degenerating neurons. We concluded that the complement system in brain functions to clear abnormal protein deposits and degenerating or dying cells. Mouse models lacking different components of the complement system are being used in combination with cell culture to understand how this innate immune cascade fulfills its functions in the normal and injured CNS.