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Lab Members

Principal Investigator

Rashid DeaneRashid Deane, B.Sc., Ph.D.
KMRB 1.9645
Phone: (585) 273-5377

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.

Research Staff

Molly BradyMolly Brady
Lab Manager
KMRB G.9816
Phone: (585) 276-5637

Research Assistants

Abigail CombsAbigail Combs
Undergraduate Student

Akib RahmanAkib Rahman
Undergraduate Student

Chethana VenkatramanChethana Venkatraman
Undergraduate Student

Rony WaheibiRony Waheibi
Undergraduate Student