In the Lab with Ewelina Knapska
One of a series in which a Dana Alliance member is asked about daily life in the laboratory and outside interests. The lab of Ewelina Knapska examines socially transferred emotions, the neural mechanisms of impaired social behaviors, and the neural mechanisms of extinction and renewal of learned fears.
Connecting the Dots to Find a Protein that Affects TauQ&A with Stanley Prusiner, M.D.
A variety of brain troubles can trigger tau to form tangles, leading to diseases like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and Alzheimer’s. While working to develop much-needed animal models that mimic the tricky process, Dana Foundation grantee Stanley Prusiner, M.D., found another protein, sortilin, that appears to govern tau’s actions.
Imaging Immune Therapies in Brain Tumor PatientsQ&A with Samuel Cheshier, M.D., Ph.D.
Brain tumors are the most common type of cancer occurring in children aged 14 and younger—as well as the leading cause of cancer death in that age group. Pediatric neurosurgeon Samuel Cheshier is working on new technologies to improve immunotherapy treatments and track their effectiveness over time.
In the Lab with Sharona Gordon
One of a series in which a Dana Alliance member is asked about daily life in the laboratory and outside interests. The lab of Sharona E. Gordon studies he molecular mechanisms of activation and regulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels, which control body temperature, as well as heat and pain sensations.