Looking to spinal motor neurons to investigate the mysteries of ALS

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 […]

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Q&A: Giuseppe Coppotelli, Ph.D.

Giuseppe Coppotelli, Ph.D. investigates how protein homeostasis deregulation and mitochondrial dysfunction in the aging brain could contribute to chronic inflammation and dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease. What drew you to this area of research?Growing up, I was always curious about living organisms. How do plants grow? How do they know to turn their leaves to […]

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Q&A with Joseph Schrader, Ph.D.

Joe Schrader, research assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, uses mass spectroscopy proteomics to investigate biomarkers and disease mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. He shares his thoughts on research, how being a musician makes him a better scientist, and why he hasn’t missed a day of running in seven years. What drew […]

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