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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Rashid DeaneRashid Deane, B.Sc., Ph.D.

The role of the neurovascular unit (blood-brain barrier, pericytes, astrocytes, microglia and neurons) in controlling the brain’s microenvironment in health and disease. This includes clearance mechanisms of molecules (e.g., tau), from the aging and injured brain, and the impact of toxicants and metals in the development of cognitive decline and diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Understanding how the aging brain distributes and eliminates molecules may lead to novel therapeutic approaches for the diagnosis and prevention of AD, and thus minimize the burden of the pending AD tsunami.

Technicians and Staff

Brooke BurgessBrooke Burgess
Technical Associate

Vikas MishraVikas Mishra, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Undergraduate Research Students

Nathan AlbertNathan Albert
Undergraduate Student

Kosha DholakiaKosha Dholakia
Postgraduate Student

Patrick ReganPatrick Sean Regan
Undergraduate Student