News in Research
August 28, 2018 in Research
Jessica Young, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology, studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind late-onset sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (SAD), the most common neurodegenerative disorder. The Young Lab's work is featured in an article on the UW Medicine Huddle and Newsroom websites.
August 06, 2018 in Research
The Zhang Lab, led by Dr. Jing Zhang, MD, PhD, Professor of Pathology at UW Medicine, is aiming to be the first group to develop reliable, accurate, and reproducible blood biomarkers in the field for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. The Zhang Lab's work is featured on the UW Medicine Memory and Brain Wellness Center website.
Case in point: A drug for cancer was found to extend lives of people with progeria, and may have broader use in cardiovascular health.
Eight University of Washington researchers are among the 396 new fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, announced this month. Election as a fellow of AAAS is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers.
September 20, 2017 in Research
The UW Alzheimer's Disease Reseach Center seeks proposals for pilot projects that use its resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, and/or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Click on View Website to find out more.
Join us in honoring George Martin and Dennis Reichenbach’s deep and lasting commitment to research, education, and the development of new leaders for the discipline of pathology. No depiction of the strength of our department would be complete without noting the impact Dennis and George have had on generations of graduate students, post-doctoral students, and junior faculty. By supporting the George Martin-Dennis Reichenbach Endowment, you are not only honoring the amazing impact of two exceptional scientists, you are enabling early career pathologists to pursue their research interests that fall outside of the traditional focus areas of federal funding programs. In the spirit of the indelible impact Drs. Martin and Reichenbach continue to have on our field, this endowment’s purpose is to foster innovative research and better inform our fight against disease.
July 05, 2017 in Research
On June 30, 2017, Professor Emeritus Dr. George Martin turned 90 years old. Several generations of Dr. Martin's colleagues in the UW Department of Pathology gathered to hear remarks, mingle, and celebrate Martin's work and legacy of scientific accomplishment, generosity, and collegiality.
Read the full story on the UW Memory and Brain Wellness Center website.
June 29, 2017 in Research
Dr. Raj Bharadwaj and his mentor Dr. Leo Pallanck received the Weil Award this year for Best Paper on Experimental Neuropathology from the American Association of Neuropathologists for their work on a new Drosophila model of Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA). This is a major national award not limited to trainees awarded for Raj's work in the research year of his neuropathology fellowship. The new Drosophila model of NBIA – a familial disease with clinical and pathologic similarities to Parkinson’s disease- is anticipated to help better understand the pathogenesis of Parkinsonism, with the ultimate goal of finding novel therapeutic approaches for these devastating diseases.
May 18, 2017 in Research
King 5 has published an article on brain donations and the benefits they provide to medical institutions. Dr. Keene was interviewed on the importance of brain donations in general and their potential to improve treatment and prevention of traumatic brain injuries.
More can be found on King 5's website, "Donated Brains a 'Tremendous Gift' to Science, UW Medicine Says".
March 30, 2017 in Research