Advisor Fellows 2014

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Changing the “flavor” of tau: Application to mouse models of neurodegenerative disease

Grantees: Kathleen Schoch

Supervising Advisor: Dr. Eugene Johnson Project Summary Neurodegenerative diseases, collectively known as tauopathies, are characterized by abnormal accumulations of the protein tau. The most well-known and widely studied tauopathy is...

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Recovery of parkinsonian deficits through stimulation-mediated neurogenesis

Grantees: Sherri Thiele

Supervising Advisor: Dr. Andres Lozano Final Summary The motor symptoms that occur in the wake of Parkinson’s disease undeniably cause human suffering and have been extensively studied, but there is...

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Bexarotene improves behavior and neuron health in 5XFAD mice

Grantees: Monica Holley

Supervising Advisor: Dr. Gary Landreth Project Summary Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that results in progressive memory impairment, cognitive deficits and eventually death. We have reported that...

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Investigation of therapeutics that reduce tau accumulation through stimulation of autophagy in cell and rodent models.

Grantees: Lauren Friedman

Supervising Advisor: Dr. Wai Huang Yu Project Summary Among the many human neurodegenerative disorders, there seems to be one common culprit – the abnormally high accumulation of aberrant or...

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