dickstein lab
LABORATORY for Neurobiology of Ageing & Neurodegeneration

Research in the Dickstein lab focuses on neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. In our animals models of disease, we examine the structural changes of neurons and the cerebral vasculature of the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, areas crucial for cognition. We use a combination of transgenic mouse models, neuroanatomy, and confocal and electron microscopy to quantify the changes that occur during disease. We are also involved in various human brain imaging studies assessing the long term effect of multiple concussion and blast exposure in athletes and veterans using structural MRI and molecular PET imaging.


Dara L. Dickstein, PhD

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Molecular Neurodegeneation Price KS, Sowa A, Yuk F, Ehrlich ME, and Dickstein DL. Altered synaptic structure in the hippocampus of a novel mouse model of Alzheimer's disease with no plaque pathology. Mol Neurodegen.
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