Malú Tansey, Ph.D.


Department of Neuroscience
Director, Center for Translation Research in Neurodegenerative Disease
University of Florida
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611-0244
Office Phone: (352) 494-4096
Lab Phone: TBD







1992 Ph.D.
(Physiology/Cell Regulation)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
1980-1985 B.S, M.S. Stanford University

Key Words: Neurodegenerative disease, Neuroinflammation, Parkinson’s Disease

Research Summary:

The general interests of my laboratory include investigating the role and regulation of neuroinflammatory and immune system responses in modulating the gene-environment interactions that determine risk for development and progression of neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disease.

We employ molecular, cellular, biochemical, pharmacological, immunohistological, fixed and live-cell high-content imaging, and behavioral assays to address important mechanistic questions with the long-term goal of developing novel therapeutics for the prevention and/or treatment of chronic neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric diseases characterized by chronic neuroinflammation.