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Gerry P.J. Shaw, Ph.D.

Gerry P.J. Shaw, Ph.D.Professor Emeritus

Email:     gshaw@ufl.edu
Website:  http://www.encorbio.com/

Education:

1975 BSc (Zoology) Department of Zoology, University College London, England
1980 PhD (Zoology) Department of Biophysics, King’s College London, England
1980-1981 Postdoctoral Fellowship Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany

Professional Experience:

1982-1986 Staff Member, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Gottingen, Germany
1986-1991 Assistant Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1991-1996 Associate Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
1996-2013 Professor, Department of Neuroscience, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
March 2013 Retired as Professor Emeritus
December 2002-present Founder and Ownder of EnCor Biotechnology, Inc., Gainesville, FL

Key Words: Cytoskeleton,Neurodegenerative Disease,Neurofilaments,Biomarkers,Antibodies

Research Focus:

I am primarily interested in cellular changes as a result of neurodegenerative disease and damage states. The major tools I use are antibody reagents and assays made using these reagents, and one recent focus has been on the validation of phosphorylated axonal forms of NF-H (pNF-H) as a CSF and blood biomarker of axonal loss in a variety of damage and disease states. A second project looks at the potential use of ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCHL1) as a potential blood and CSF biomarker of cortical injury and degeneration. We have also developed a novel and high quality assay for alpha-synuclein, a Parkinson’s disease related protein which we have shown can be detected in an altered form in the blood of Parkinson’s disease patients. Studies of other potential biomarkers are in progress. I can also initiate, fund and perform projects that particularly interest me in EnCor Biotechnology Inc., my independent privately funded corporate laboratory.

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