In a warm and collegial gathering Sept. 21, 50 second-year doctoral students from the University of Florida College of Medicine Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences celebrated matching with faculty mentors and research laboratories that will serve as a supportive academic home throughout their studies.
For her selection as chair of a National Institute of Aging study section: "Career Development Facilitating the Transition to Independence"
MacKenzie Bolen, a graduate student in Dr. Malu Tansey’s lab, was awarded a grant for her research through the Bryan W. Robinson Endowment.
CTRND is pleased to announce those who were awarded the 2022-2023 Pilot Research Grant. The submissions were judged on their potential to generate high-impact preliminary data that would result in research project grants from outside sources and in peer-reviewed publications. Those that were most closely aligned with CTRND’s overall goal,…
New research illuminates how loss of the protein progranulin may influence immune system function in the brain and periphery in aged mice. The findings help lay the groundwork for future research into mechanisms involving progranulin loss in relation to neurodegenerative diseases that have an immunological component.
The article represents a team effort by undergraduate and graduate students that was initiated during the COVID-19 pandemic. It provides a detailed analysis of how music can affect the opening of the well-guarded blood-brain barrier and how it can activate the brain meningeal lymphatic system (also referred to as the glymphatic system) to potentially accelerate the elimination of toxic molecules that may have accumulated acutely after stroke or brain trauma or that may have accumulated over time, such as in Alzheimer’s disease.
CTRND congratulates two of our primary faculty, Dr. Joe Abisambra and Dr. Paramita Chakrabarty, for earning tenure through the Neuroscience Department here at UF. A reception was held in their honor to celebrate their achievements at the Suprette Wine + Provisions venue. We are so proud of what they have accomplished…
Researchers from the University of Florida and two partner institutions will team up to explore possible links between the immune system and neurodegeneration in frontotemporal dementia under a new NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke grant designed to support multi-disciplinary collaborations between neuroscientists, neurologists and immunologists.
Stefan Prokop, M.D., director of UF’s Neuromedicine Human Brain and Tissue Bank, was recently awarded the UF Office of the Provost Excellence Award for Assistant Professors.
A research team led by University of Florida neuroscience graduate students has devised a new mouse model to study the protein tau, which can abnormally accumulate inside neurons and is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.