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CTRND Researchers Publish in PNAS

Jenna Leclerc, an MD-PhD student, and her CTRND faculty member adviser Dr. Sylvain Doré have had an article published in the January 12th issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (“PNAS”).  The research focused on genetic predictors of hemorrhagic stroke complications.  You…

CTRND Researchers Highlight the Role of Protein Misfolding in ALS

In work supported by the ALS association, CTRND researchers have had a paper published in Acta Neuropathologica in which they shed light on a potential mechanism for the spread of ALS through the Central Nervous System.  This provides a potential target for the development of a gene therapy for the…

CTRND Neuroscientists Demonstrate Link Between Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases

CTRND faculty members Jada Lewis and Benoit Giasson along with UF graduate student Rachel Bailey and Jason P. Covy of Stanford University have reported in Acta Neuropathologica their discovery of a biological mechanism linking Parkinson’s disease to Alzheimer’s disease. Their NIH/NINDS funded research focused on the LRRK2 (“lerk two”) enzyme…

CTRND Faculty Promoted

Congratulations are due to Dr. Sylvain Doré for his promotion to the rank of Professor in recognition of his contributions to the students of the University of Florida!…

CTRND Postdoctoral Associate Recognized by NIH-NINDS

Shekher Mohan Ph.D. was awarded the NIH-NINDS RUTH L. KIRSCHSTEIN NATIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE AWARDS (NSRA) FOR INDIVIDUAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS (F32). This is a three award that offers an opportunity to enhance the fellow’s understanding of the health-related sciences and extend his/her potential for a productive research career. Dr. Mohan will…

Center Researcher Releases New Article in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy

Dr. Brenda Moore is first author of an article published in the journal Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. CTRND members Dr. Paramita Chakrabarty, Dr. Yona Levites, Thomas Ladd, also contributed to this new study, as did researchers from Mayo Clinic Jacksonville. The work was directed by the…

CTRND Undergraduate Receives HHMI Science for Life Undergraduate Research Award

The HHMI has recognized Chase Chambers, a UF junior and member of Dr. Sylvain Doré’s research team, for his outstanding research work.  This award will provide him the opportunity to work on an independent research project, under Dr. Doré’s guidance, looking into the roles of prostaglandin E2 receptors in…