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Maria I

- Research Program Mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate


Synapse biology, neuroanatomy, neurodegeneration

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Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Untangling the many features of neurodegeneration

Many neurodegenerative diseases are best known and diagnosed by abnormal clustering of proteins or cell death in specific areas of the brain. However, there are a number of other factors involved prior to or in parallel with these events: propagation and pathological spread, dysruption in normal brain function at the cellular level, and minor changes in additional brain areas. Identifying and understanding these smaller components could be useful in early detection, prevention, or treatment to mediate the more well-recognized, advanced stages of the disease

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