Research on Brain Protein Awarded $100,000 New Investigator Grant From Alzheimer’s Association

Research on Brain Protein Awarded $100,000 New Investigator Grant From Alzheimer’s Association
Jose AbisambraThe Alzheimer's Association recently awarded Jose Abisambra, assistant professor at the University of Kentucky and researcher at the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, a $100,000 New Investigator Research Grant to fund his work into understanding the function of a brain protein that alters during the development of Alzheimer's disease. The association is the largest nonprofit supporter of research on Alzheimer's, and these grants are meant to improve the understanding of the disease, as well as enhance the possibilities of finding a cure and advance the healthcare provided to patients. “This grant is part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s effort to increase the number of scientists conducting Alzheimer’s research by supporting early-career development that will lay the groundwork for future research grant applications to the Alzheimer’s Association and other research funders,” explained executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana, Teri Shirk, about the award, which can only be granted to investigators with a research career of less than ten years. Abisambra has been studying the brain protein tau, which is responsible for the stabilization of microtubules. These tubular structures are the ones that contribute to
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