Assistant Professor Katharina Quinlan is principal investigator on two new grants that could repurpose existing therapeutics to treat the disorder.Continue reading "$8.5 million in NIH grants support Ryan Institute research to help treat cerebral palsy"
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 […]Continue reading "Q&A: Jessica Alber, Ph.D."
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 […]Continue reading "Q&A: The risks of brain bleeds in antibody treatments for Alzheimer’s disease"
William Van Nostrand, co-executive director of the George & Anne Ryan Institute for Neuroscience at the Univeristy of Rhode Island, is part of a team awarded a five-year, $8 million grant from the prestigious Leducq Foundation.Continue reading "Van Nostrand lab is part of $8 million grant for U.S. and European consortium on brain clearance in CAA"
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 MurphyContinue reading "People"
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 […]Continue reading "New affiliated faculty members join the Ryan Institute"
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 […]Continue reading "Graduate Students Receive Top Awards at Neuron 2023"
Using his unique in vivo approach, Assistant Professor Marin Manuel investigates electrical activity in the spinal motor neurons in a disease model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a mysterious and fatal disorder where nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord break down, rapidly progressing […]Continue reading "Looking to spinal motor neurons to investigate the mysteries of ALS"
Gene-edited rat models will reflect vascular pathology associated with Alzheimer’s and related disorders.Continue reading "First-in-kind models will help break new ground in studying Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders"