New recipients of graduate research fellowships grants for neuroscience research announced

Published: January 8th, 2018

Category: MBI Research News

Abbi HeAbgailrnandez, a fourth-year graduate student in Dr. Sara Burke lab, was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31) from the National Institute of Aging entitled “Metabolic Mechanisms for Treating Cognitive Aging.” The goal of Hernandez’s research is to investigate the possibility of restoring cognitive function in aged subjects through a ketogenic diet and, thus, bypassing glucose metabolism deficits that typically arise in advanced age.

 

 

HunterHunter Futch, a second-year graduate student in Dr. Todd Golde’s lab, was recently awarded a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F30) from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke entitled “Immunotherapeutic Targeting of Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone in Alzheimer’s Disease.The goal of his F30 is to investigate passive and active vaccination approaches to neutralizing corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) signaling within models relevant to Alzheimer’s Disease.