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UF neuroscientist discusses return to the lab for Nature Podcast

In a new podcast, Dr. Malú Tansey discusses how her team helped lead the way in UF’s efforts to bring researchers safely back to the lab.

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Parkinson’s expert highlighted for gut microbiome research projects

Malú Tansey, Ph.D., director of UF’s Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, and her lab were highlighted in the Spring 2020 Parkinson’s Foundation Report for three innovative studies examining […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on International STEM Trainee Recruitment

  The recruitment of international graduate students and postdocs, key drivers of research in the U.S., faces additional obstacles due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. In a new The Scientist […]

Dr. Malú G. Tansey PhD.

Dr. Tansey Named the Principal Investigator of a new Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center of Excellence Award

The Parkinson’s Foundation has named UF Health as one of four Parkinson’s Foundation Research Centers of Excellence. “This support from the Parkinson’s Foundation will help us make a significant contribution […]

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CTRND Researchers Give Hope for Potential Future Alzheimer’s Disease Treatments

Jan 8th, 2018

Dr. Todd Golde, Dr. Brenda Moore, and Dr. Diego Rincon-Limas publish a paper in Journal Of Experimental Medicine which gives hope for potential treatments of Alzheimer’s Disease. Read the UF […]

Partnership with Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure

Aug 22nd, 2015

  The CTRND has formed a partnership with the Tyler’s Hope Organization. Dystonia is a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions, which force certain parts of the body […]

CTRND Researcher Published in The Journal of Neuroscience

Apr 23rd, 2015

CTRND faculty member Dr. Yona Levites has a paper published in the April 22, 2015 edition of The Journal of Neuroscience. Dr. Levites comments,  “A study looking at anti-amyloid properties of a […]

CTRND Researcher Named a Fellow by the American Heart Association

Feb 25th, 2015

Dr. Sylvain Doré has been named a Fellow of the American Heart Association for his research on Stroke. Please join the CTRND in congratulating Dr. Doré for this honor conferred […]