Tansey Lab

Research Focus and Goals

The general interests of my laboratory include investigating the role and regulation of neuroinflammatory and immune system responses in modulating the gene-environment interactions that determine risk for development and progression of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease.

We employ molecular, cellular, biochemical, pharmacological, immunohistological, fixed and live-cell high-content imaging, and behavioral assays to address important mechanistic questions with the long-term goal of developing novel therapeutics for the prevention and/or treatment of chronic neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases characterized by chronic neuroinflammation.

Join the Tansey Lab!

To apply, please email Dr. Malú Tansey your CV and detail any experience that you've had in a lab. If you are a student, please include a copy of your transcripts.

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Lab Members

Malú Gámez Tansey
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Malú Gámez Tansey

Norman and Susan Fixel Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, Co-Director Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and the Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center
Phone: (352) 294-4096
Abigail E Anderson
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Abigail E Anderson

STU AST – NON-CLERICAL & ADMIN
Phone: (352) 294-5308
Jake Boles
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Jake Boles

GRADUATE AST-R
Phone: (352) 273-8601
Drew A Gillett
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Drew A Gillett

GRADUATE AST-R
Phone: (352) 273-8601
Jenny L Holt
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Jenny L Holt

Biological Scientist II
Phone: (352) 294-5308
Janna E Jernigan
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Janna E Jernigan

GRADUATE AST-R
Phone: (352) 273-8601
Valerie Joers
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Valerie Joers

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 329-3383
Jian Li
Department: Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

Jian Li

Biological Scientist III
Phone: (352) 273-5188
Alfonso Martin Peña
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Alfonso Martin Peña

Research Assistant Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9192
Noelle Neighbarger
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Noelle Neighbarger

Biological Scientist I
Phone: (321) 543-9104
Brittney A Otero
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Brittney A Otero

POSTDOC ASO
Phone: (352) 627-9200
Hannah Staley
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Hannah Staley

GRADUATE AST-R
Phone: (352) 273-8601
Oihane Uriarte Huarte
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Oihane Uriarte Huarte

POSTDOC ASO
Phone: (352) 627-9200
Rebecca L Wallings
Department: Department of Neuroscience

Rebecca L Wallings

POSTDOC ASO
Phone: (352) 627-9200