Spotlight on LaMP Trainees
LaMP T32 trainees are making an impact in the neuroscience community! See the Trainee Spotlights below to learn more about their amazing achievements and the important contributions they are making toward understanding and treating LaMP disorders.
Kelley Patten- Discovering Important Links Between Air Quality and Alzheimer’s
Posted by Trina Wood on May 17, 2021
Pharmacology and Toxicology graduate, Kelley Patten, PhD (2021) published a series of papers investigating the effects of traffic-related air pollution on developing and aging brains using innovative techniques to model exposure. More on her recent work showing that air pollution can increase the time of onset of Alzheimer’s disease characteristics and accelerate disease progression can be found in this article from the UCD School of Veterinary Medicine.
Jaleel Jefferson- Investigating the Pathology of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Posted by Greg Watry on July 14, 2020
Neuroscience Graduate Group student Jaleel Jefferson investigates the neuropathology of a condition known as HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND), which encompasses “a spectrum of cognitive, motor, and/or mood problems” that affect people with HIV. In this Science Snapshot, he walks us through some neuronal imagery and shares some of his path to science.
Kathryn Prendergast- Identifying Neurodevelopmental Disorders Before Birth
Posted by Greg Watry on May 01, 2020
Working out of the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience, Kathryn Prendergast studies how viral infection during pregnancy leads to an increased risk of offspring developing autism spectrum disorders or schizophrenia.
Lindsay Cameron - Uncovering How Psychedelics Could Help Treat Depression
Posted by Greg Watry on May 02, 2019
Neuroscience Ph.D. student Lindsay Cameron and other researchers at UC Davis are actively exploring drugs capable of restoring health in the brains of those with mood disorders. Some dark horse candidates are psychedelics like LSD, psilocybin and DMT.