Advisor Fellows 2015


Protein expressions in the rat hippocampus following deep brain stimulation of the fornix area

Grantees: Dr. Elise Gondard

Supervising Advisor: Dr. Andres Lozano Project Summary Deep brain stimulation (DBS) refers to the therapeutic delivery of electrical current through implanted electrodes in precisely targeted areas of the brain. It...


Identifying Clinical and Paraclinical Predictors

Grantees: Dr. Gregory S. Day

Advisor: Dr. Eugene Johnson Supervisor: Dr. Tim Miller Project Summary Clinical heterogeneity in age-associated neurodegenerative disease presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges for clinicians and researchers alike. Individual factors, including...


Targeting the Tau-Fyn Interaction in Alzheimer’s Disease

Grantees: Dr. Travis Rush

Supervising Advisor: Dr. Erik Roberson Project Summary As the leading cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease (AD) remains without cure or effective treatment. Decades of research has indicated that two...


Preclinical trajectory of AD: Interactions between APOE gene dose & biomarkers

Grantees: Valentina Ghisays

Supervising Advisor: Dr. Pierre Tariot Project Summary In the current proposal we seek to evaluate neuroimaging data from the longstanding NIA-supported prospective cohort study (RO1 AG031581, Reiman PI) in...


Enhanced macrophage clearance of amyloid using nuclear receptor agonists

Grantees: Dr. Monica Holley

Supervising Advisor: Dr. Gary Landreth Project Summary: Alzheimer ’s disease (AD) is characterized by the deposition and accumulation of amyloid (Aβ) plaques within the brain, which elicit a strong...