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Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Elizabeth Head

Dr. Elizabeth Head, Professor, University of California Irvine Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome: Link between Cerebrovascular pathology On Thursday, May 14, 2020 Dr. Liz Head presented her work…

Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Kristen Zuloaga

Sex differences in metabolic and vascular contributions to dementia. April 30, 2020 Dr. Kristen Zuloaga is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (DNET) at Albany Medical…

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Alzheimer’s Afternoon Seminar Series: Shannon Macauley

April 28, 2020 Targeting vascular KATP channel activity in Alzheimer’s disease Takeaway: Sulfonylurea drugs used to treat diabetes seem to inhibit the accumulation of Aβ by restoring vascular…

Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series: Heather Wilkins

Alzheimer’s Afternoon Seminar Series APP and Bioenergetics Dr. Heather Wilkins, University of Kansas Medical Center April 23, 2020 Dr. Wilkins began by reviewing the “Amlyoid Cascade” and the…

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Preface – Alzheimer’s Afternoons quick summaries

New developments in our understanding of ApoE and late onset Alzheimer’s disease In early 2020 a special issue of the journal Neurobiology of Disease was published containing eleven…

Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series: Constanza Cortes

Enhanced skeletal muscle as a novel determinant of CNS aging and Alzheimer’s disease  Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series (April 21) Dr. Constanza J. Cortes, Brain Aging Physiology Lab, University…

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Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Julia TCW

Cholesterol and matrisome networks in Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series (April 16) Dr. Julia TCW is an Instructor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai…

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Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Misha Zilberter

Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy: what can we learn from their similarities? Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series (April 14) Dr. Misha Zilberter, a staff research scientist from the Gladstone Institutes…

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Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Rik van der Kant

Cholesterol, Apoe4, and Alzheimer’s disease Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series (April 2) This seminar was presented by Dr. Rik van der Kant, a Research Associate in both the Faculty…

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Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Gareth Howell

Alzheimer’s Disease: next generation mouse models Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series (March 31) Gareth Howell This seminar was presented by Dr. Gareth Howell, Associate Professor and the Diana Davis…

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Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Lance Johnson

Alzheimer’s Disease: Tipping the energy balance Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series (March 26) Lance Johnson The Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar Series started off with a seminar by Dr. Lance Johnson…

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Natural HDAC inhibitors alter histones, gene expression, and development

Our work with HDACis from plants, microbes, and other organisms demonstrates the role of these molecules in nature.  Here they alter development of common insects by changing patters…

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Introduction to our laboratory

I’m a member of the Biology department and the program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Dickinson College.  I’m also affiliated with the Environmental Studies Department and have…

How to request letters of recommendation

Requesting letters of recommendation I frequently write letters of recommendation for students I know well, e.g. those I have mentored in the laboratory or taught in several courses. …

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Microgreens use mustard chemistry to reshape herbivore DNA

Congratulations to Eric P, who is off to study chemical engineering, and Eryn N who successfully defended her honors thesis, Effects of Biotic Elicitors on the Glucosinolate Content…

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Investigating polyphenols from coffee fruit extract

Our lab team has been analyzing the polyphenol chemistry of coffee fruit.  That’s right, there was a fruit around that beautiful bean.  And it’s packed full of useful…

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The power of (micro)green chemistry

Congratulations to our 2018-19 honors and research students, who explored the chemistry and potential health impacts of micro-greens.