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09-23-14 Creative Minds: Tony and Tom are in the news!
Congratulations to Tony and Tom for being in the NIH Director's blog. You can read it here!
07-11-14 Vidhu receives fellowship!
Congratulations to Vidhu for winning a competitive fellowship from the Bluefield Project to Cure FTD to research the effects of GCV on microglia!
06-30-14 Eva and Jinte win awards!
Congratulations to Eva and Jinte for winning this year's Alzheimer's Association for Excellence in Research Award and for Best Poster Prize, respectively!
06-05-14 Our work gets on the cover of Nature Medicine!
Saul Villeda's paper gets highlighed on the cover of the June 2014 issue of Nature Medicine. There is also commentary in the News & Views that can be read here.
05-25-14 Yingbo publishes in Nature Neuroscience!
Autophagy in neurodegeneration - Autophagy serves to catabolize long-lived proteins and remove aged or damaged cellular organelles inside cells. This “intracellular immune function” is still poorly understood but appears to be important in the cells’ response to stress and survival. We are studying the role of autophagy in neurodegeneration and mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease focusing on Beclin 1, a protein involved in the initiation of autophagy.