Ariel Walker, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of neuroscience, is the latest investigator to be featured in MBI Rising Stars, a video series highlighting up-and-coming neuroscience researchers at UF.
Working in the lab of Jada Lewis, Ph.D., Walker is investigating the interaction between early tau protein abnormalities and amyloid beta proteins in the brain, hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, with the hope of identifying approaches to slow or prevent the disease. Dr. Lewis is a member of the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease (CTRND) in the UF College of Medicine.
The goal of the Lewis lab is to develop a refined understanding of the pathology of neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, frontotemporal dementia and ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
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