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Read the latest from the Chakrabarty group

UF Department of Neuroscience assistant professor, Paramita Chakrabarty, Ph. D., and her research team has reported their new findings in npj Parkinson’s Disease that an anti-inflammatory cytokine, Interleukin 10, has a profound detrimental effect in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. This study was co-authored by Samuel Cockey, an undergraduate…

Wonn Pyon wins the first place Robert Levitt Award

Wonn Pyon wins the first place Robert Levitt Award ($1000 prize) after a presentation and question/answer session hosted by the Institute for Learning in Retirement at Oak Hammock (a retirement community associated with the University of Florida). The competition was open to any graduate student or postdoc that…

UF department of neuroscience celebrates diversity month

UF department of neuroscience celebrates week 1 of diversity month with various events, panels and honors throughout the week of April 5-10, 2021. In conjunction with the College of Medicine’s Diversity Week, the Department of Neuroscience hosted a screening and discussion of the…

Read the latest from the Foster group

Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Genetics and Genomics Program and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Research on Cognitive Aging and Memory, Thomas Foster, Ph. D., drives research on partial microglial depletion. Findings reveal that this depletion is associated with impaired hippocampal synaptic and cognitive function in young and aged rats.

Read the latest from Candelario-Jalil

UF department of neuroscience associate professor, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Ph. D., explores the "impact of aging and comorbidities on ischemic stroke outcomes in preclinical animal models: A translational perspective" in an invited review article for a special issue of Experimental Neurology.

Yuxing Xia defends thesis on April 1

On April 1, 2021, Yuxing Xia, MD-PhD student, defended his dissertation entitled "Pathogenic tau recruits wild-type tau into brain inclusions and promotes brain-gut degeneration in tau SPAM mice."

Read the latest from Tansey group

Professor of Neuroscience at UF, Malú Gámez Tansey, Ph. D., reviews LRRK2 as the missing link between inflammatory bowel disease and Parkinson's disease (PD). More specifically, this review article looked into the scientific studies associating inflammatory bowel disease with Parkinson's through the LRRK2 gene which is involved in inflammatory activity in the gut, blood and brain.

Read the latest from Croft and Golde

From UF Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease New preclinical research led by UF neuroscientists shows that tau proteins, considered a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease pathology, build up in brain cells of mice and continue to be cleared. The novel finding published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica indicates that…