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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…

CTRND co-director earns J. William Langston Award

University of Florida neuroimmunologist Malú Gámez Tansey, Ph.D., earned the annual J. William Langston Award for her service and dedication to the shared goals of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease and ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.

UF Dept. of Neuroscience’s Carly Logan earns notable postdoctoral award

Carly Logan, Ph. D. has been selected as the Thomas H. Maren Junior Investigators Fund 2021 Postdoctoral Awardee. Carly Logan, Ph. D, The Thomas H. Maren Junior Investigators Fund provides seed money for promising postdoctoral fellows in the College of Medicine. The award amount is $25,000 per…

Read the latest from the Candelario-Jalil group

UF neuroscience associate professor, Eduardo Candelario-Jalil, Ph. D. and his team find emerging neuroprotective strategies for the treatment of ischemic stroke in an overview of clinical and preclinical studies. This research provides an update on recent advances in the development of novel stroke therapeutics.

Read the latest from the McIntyre group

Assistant professor of neuroscience at UF, Jeremy McIntyre, Ph. D., and his team find neuron‐specific cilia loss differentially alters locomotor responses to amphetamine, a central nervous stimulant, in mice.