Stepahnie See, Graduate Student, Kampmann and Gestwicki Labs


Stephanie See, a PhD student in the Kampmann and Gestwicki labs at the IND, was awarded the prestigious National Defense Science & Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. Stephanie's research is focused on the cellular mechanisms controlling the aggregation and prion-like spread of the protein alpha-synuclein, which is associated with Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Her interdisciplinary project combines two innovative approaches: (1) the CRISPR/Cas9-based genetic screening technology, co-developed by IND faculty Dr. Martin Kampmann, and (2) a biochemical platform to investigate interactions with molecular chaperones, established by IND faculty Dr. Jason... Read more ...

Recognizing Scientific Excellence and Originality in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Published in PNAS, "Evidence for α-Synuclein Prions Causing Multiple System Atrophy in Humans with Parkinsonism" has been awarded the 2015 Cozzarelli Prize by the National Academy of Sciences. The Cozzarelli Prize is given annually to six papers published in PNAS and recognizes work that demonstrates scientific excellence and originality. Authored by Stanley B. Prusiner, Amanda L. Woerman, Kurt Giles, and colleagues in the IND, the paper... Read more ...

Did you get your copy yet?

Madness and Memory is now out on paperback and audiobook. The paperback is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, Yale University Press, and other online retailers, or if you prefer to listen or are a subscriber, get the audiobook at Audible—released today!

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Dr. Bruce Miller. Photo by Elisabeth Fall

Dr. Miller, director of the Memory and Aging Center, to codirect the new Global Brain Health Institute

Dr. Bruce Miller, the A.W. and Mary Margaret Clausen Distinguished Professorship in Neurology at UCSF, has been chosen to codirect the new Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), a venture between UCSF and Trinity College Dublin.

Read more about Dr. Miller and the GBHI in the UCSF news feature "One neuroscientist's quest to create healthier brains."