Malú Gámez Tansey, Ph.D.


Norman and Susan Fixel Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology
Director, Center for Translation Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and the Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center
University of Florida
1149 Newell Drive
Gainesville, FL 32611-0244
Office Phone: (352) 494-4096








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.