January 2019 archive

Faculty Spotlight: Constanza Cortes, PhD

Constanza Cortes, PhD

Despite the fact that it’s the center of all human thought and consciousness, much about the human brain, such as how it ages, or how it communicates with the rest of the body, remains unexplored. Constanza Cortes, PhD, hopes to change that. In this Faculty Spotlight interview, Cortes talks to us about her research on the …

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Staff Spotlight: Michael Pham

Our first “Spotlight” interview of 2019 falls on Michael Pham, a research technician in the lab of Al La Spada, MD, PhD.  Pham talks to us about his work researching pathways and proteins related to ALS and autophagy, the spectacular chapel views and five-minute walking commute offered by his new MSRB3 lab facilities, and his …

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Young to deliver first DCNN seminar of 2020 on January 13


The University of Wisconsin’s Jessica Young, PhD, will deliver the first Duke Center for Neurodegeneration and Neurotherapeutics seminar at noon from 1-2 p.m. on Monday, January 13, in room 103 of the Bryan Research Building.  The title of her discussion will be “Sorting it out: Stem cell modeling to understand genetic risk and endocytic network …

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