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Understanding neurodegenerative diseases

Edgardo Rodriguez-Lebron, Ph.D., explains how his research is leading to a better understanding of neurodegenerative diseases. His work involves exploring why some neurons are vulnerable to disease and developing gene-based therapeutic strategies. Rodriguez is an assistant professor in the department of pharmacology and therapeutics in the University of Florida College of…

Immunotherapy for brain cancer

Duane Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy and director of the UF Brain Tumor Immunotherapy Program in the MBI, discusses his research in a new video series produced by UF Health Communications, “…

Studying the cell biology of drug addiction

    Habibeh Khoshbouei, Pharm.D., Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience in the MBI, explains her research into dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved in many brain-related functions.

New Multiphoton / Super Resolution Imaging System Coming to MBI

We are pleased to announce a new Nikon Multiphoton / Super Resolution Imaging System coming this fall. This advanced Nikon A1RMPsi-STORM 4.0 will allow UF researchers to image deeper than traditional confocal limitations, reconstruct super resolution structure, and utilize single confocal imaging. Special thanks goes out to Dr.

The MBI announces the 2015 Fellowship Awardees

The McKnight Brain Institute is pleased to congratulate our 2015 Fellowship Awardees The MBI Fellowships were established to support students and fellows conducting neuroscience and brain-related research in MBI affiliated laboratories. Two winners were selected and will each receive $60,000 ($30,000/year for two years). Three runner-ups were also selected and…