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Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

USF Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Center and Research Institute

Research Faculty Directory

The following is a list of all areas of focus that our laboratories explore along with last names of faculty investigators currently engaged in that research.

Area of Focus Faculty Engaged in Research
Addiction Gulick, Gamsby
Aging Bickford, Thinakaran, Parent, Yadav, Jain, Heckmann, Wang
Amyloid toxicity Uversky, Thinakaran, Parent, Yadav, Jain, Heckmann
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Uversky, Heckmann
Biomarkers Cao, Yadav, Jain, Heckmann
Cell death mechanisms  Blair, Thinakaran, Parent, Heckmann, Wang
Circadian Rhythm Gulick, Gamsby
Cytoskeleton Blair, Thinakaran, Parent, Wang
Drug discovery Blair, Nash, Jinwal, Cao, Chen, Uversky, Thinakaran, Parent, Yadav, Heckmann
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) Blair, Uversky, Thinakaran
Learning & Memory Parent, Thinakaran, Gulick, Gamsby, Bickford, Cao, Blair, Nash, Jinwal
Mitochondrial dysfunction Bickford, Yadav, Heckmann
Molecular Neuropathology Thinakaran, Blair, Parent, Heckmann, Dharap, Heckmann, Wang
Neuroinflammation Heckmann, Nash, Cao, Blair, Thinakaran, Parent, Yadav, Jain, Heckmann
Oxidative stress Uversky, Thinakaran, Heckmann
Parkinson’s disease (PD) Nash, Uversky, Bickford, Heckmann
Protein misfolding & chaperones Blair, Cao, Uversky, Bickford, Thinakaran
Stroke & TBI Dharap, Blair, Bickford, Yadav, Jain, Heckmann
Structure-based drug design Chen, Thinakaran, Yadav, Heckmann
Synaptic plasticity Parent, Blair, Nash, Thinakaran
Synucleinopathy Uversky, Nash, Bickford
Tauopathy Blair, Thinakaran, Nash, Jinwal, Uversky, Bickford, Parent, Heckmann
Microbiome Yadav, Jain, Heckmann