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02-04-14 Jian and Ching each publish!
Congratulations to Jian for publishing in Frontiers in Neurology and Ching (Zhaoqing) on publishing in JEM! You can read Jian's paper here and Ching's paper here!
10-10-13 Tony receives a Transformative R01!
Congratulations to Tony for being a 2013 Transformative R01 Award Recipient! You can read more about it here.
09-04-13 Kurt publishes in Neuron!
06-10-13 Jinte wins award!
Congratulations to Jinte for winning a (well-paid) Alzheimer's Association Award for Young Scientists. There was a strong competition this year so this is really awesome.
06-05-13 Kira's thesis defense!
Congratulations to Dr. Kira Mosher for reaching this milestone in her bright career!
Autophagy in neurodegeneration - Autophagy serves to catabolize long-lived proteins and remove aged or damaged cellular organelles inside cells. This “intracellular immune function” is still poorly understood but appears to be important in the cells’ response to stress and survival. We are studying the role of autophagy in neurodegeneration and mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on Beclin 1, a protein involved in the initiation of autophagy.