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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!
Autophagy in neurodegeneration - Autophagy serves to catabolize long-lived proteins and remove aged or damaged cellular organelles inside cells. This âintracellular immune functionâ is still poorly understood but appears to be important in the cellsâ response to stress and survival. We are studying the role of autophagy in neurodegeneration and mouse models of Alzheimerâs disease focusing on Beclin 1, a protein involved in the initiation of autophagy.