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Brain Aging, Memory Loss & Cognition

Dr. Ashok Kumar Awarded new R21 from NIH

Dr. Ashok Kumar, a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience was recently awarded a new R21 from NIA entitled Age-associate impaired executive function: Rescue by NMDA receptor upregulation.

Two Department of Neuroscience faculty chosen as AlzSTARS Scholars

  Drs. Valerie Joes and Karina Alviña were chosen as AlzSTARS Scholars. This program (Alzheimer’s Science Training to Advance Research Success or AlzSTARS) is a collaboration between the  1Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (1FLADRC) is a National Institute of Aging funded collaboration of The University of…

Read the latest from the Foster group

A new study by UF neuroscientists demonstrates an example of the brain’s ability to shift and utilize different neural circuits to perform a task in order to compensate for brain aging. The rat model study, published recently in the Journal of Neuroscience, was designed to test the hypothesis that cognitive…

Alzheimer’s T32 Appoints 3 Neuroscience Students

  Neuroscience students  Tara Cooper in Dr. Sara Burke’s lab, and Alejandro Albizu in Dr. Adam Woods’s lab were appointed to the T32 Research Training in Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Cognition in Aging, MCI, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Directed by Dr. Jada Lewis and Dr. Jen…

Chemosensory T32 Appoints Neuroscience Student

Neuroscience student Brian Lee, who is co-mentored by Drs. Jeremy McIntyre and Abisambra, was appointed to the the NIH-funded Training Program in Chemosensory Sciences. Directed by Dr. Steve Munger, this Training Program in Chemosensory Science (TCPS) is an NIH-supported pre-doctoral training program that prepares trainees for careers focused on…

Aging & Cognition T32 Appoints 2 Neuroscience Students

  Two neuroscience students were appointed to the T32 Research Training in Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Cognition in Aging, MCI, and Alzheimer’s Disease: Tara Cooper in Dr. Sara Burke’s lab, and Alejandro Albizu in Dr. Adam Woods’s lab. Directed  by Drs. Marsiske and Woods, this training…