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Young Scientists Awarded for Alzheimer Research
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The 2010 Alzheimer’s Association Awards for Excellence in Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders were presented to eight young scientists in recognition of their promising discoveries in Alzheimer’s related basic biomedical, patient-oriented or social/behavioral research. All recipients are post doctoral fellows or students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs at institutions in Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Congratulations to these full award recipients who received a cash award and travel stipend:

Sachi Jain – Gladstone Institute and UC San Francisco
“Arf4 regulates dendritic spine development in primary neurons"

Jitka Petrlova, Ph.D. –  UC Davis
“The differences in the association between Apolipoprotein isoform E4 and E3 with Abeta”

Keith Vossel, M.D. – Gladstone Institute and UC San Francisco, Memory & Aging Center
“Tau reduction ameliorates amyloid-beta-induced impairments in axonal transport"

Qiang (Johnson) Zhang, M.D. –
Buck Institute for Age Research
“Novel downstream mediators of APP signaling”

Congratulations to the honorable mention award recipients:

  • Samuel Lockhart – UC Davis
  • Sang-Won Min, Ph.D. – Gladstone Institute and UC San Francisco
  • Mekala Raman – UC Davis
  • Christopher Schwarz – UC Davis




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