Q&A: Jessica Alber, Ph.D.

Her inspiration, the biggest challenges in her work, and what makes her feel hopeful. Assistant Professor Jessica Alber investigates the potential to use retinal imaging as a screening tool for early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Performed during a routine eye exam, the screening technique could help provide a low-cost, minimally invasive way to detect Alzheimer’s disease before […]

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Q&A: The risks of brain bleeds in antibody treatments for Alzheimer’s disease

Ryan Institute Co-Executive Director William Van Nostrand answers questions about the potential risk of brain bleeds associated with newly-approved lecanemab and similar treatments. This summer, the FDA granted full approval to lecanemab, an antibody treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.  The antibody—a protein that works by clearing amyloid-beta protein “plaques” in the brain, a signature of Alzheimer’s disease—has […]

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    Postdoc Graduate Students Undergraduate Students Liviana Donatelli (INP, Psy) Alex Burns (INP) Bhavya Chatragadda (INP, CMB-microbiology) Emilie Gastone (CMB) Past members – Undergrads Tinu Oladele  Kofo Adebiyi Elizabeth Murphy

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New affiliated faculty members join the Ryan Institute

The Ryan Institute was pleased to welcome ten new faculty affiliates in Spring 2023 from the College of Pharmacy, College of Health Sciences, and College of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering. Specializing in research areas that complement the institute’s focus on pathogenic mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease, our URI network of affiliated faculty are valuable partners […]

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Graduate Students Receive Top Awards at Neuron 2023

April 27, 2023 URI neuroscience graduate students Emily Potts and Michelle Gregoire received awards at the Neuron 2023 research conference at Quinnipiac University’s Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine on Sunday, April 23. The event was co-sponsored by the University of Connecticut. Students from the labs of Ryan Institute assistant professors Claudia Fallini and […]

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