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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…

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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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.

Got Kelp?

Some early work on new substances from ocean seaweeds and terrestrial plants, and their potential to inhibit aggregation of amyloid peptides.  Congrats to the new graduates VT and…

Coral Documentary Draws “Standing-Room Only” Crowd: Support Conservation of Our Ocean Medicine Cabinet

Coral Documentary Draws “Standing-Room Only” Crowd.  Thanks to everyone who made our event possible, including Richard Vevers (CEO of The Ocean Agency and Zara-Louise Cowan (Marine Scientist at…