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05-08-13 Liz publishes on eLife!
04-18-13 Joe wins fellowship!
Congratulations to Joe for winning a prestigious 3-year Jane Coffin Childs fellowship! (www.jccfund.org)
04-06-13 Congratulations Kurt
Congrats to Kurt for a beautifully written commentary in Nat Biotech on Beth Levine's autophagy paper.
02-08-13 Congratulations to Liz on her NRSA!
Congratulation to Liz Kirby, PhD, postdoctoral fellow, on being awarded the NIH's highly competitive and prestigious NRSA award.
TWCLab gets the Colbert bump!
Complement system in neurodegeneration - Our lab was first to show that reduced activation of complement can promote Alzheimer’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.