Division of Health SciencesThe Harriet and John Wooten Laboratory

Health Sciences Campus

Research Projects

2013-2014 Funded Research Projects

"Prevention of synaptic loss in Alzheimer's triple transgenic mouse model with miRNAs" by Alexander Murashov, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physiology

"Cognitive training on adult hippocampal neurogenesis in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease" By Tuan Tran, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology

"Microglia as a target of environment x gene interactions: exacerbation of Alzheimer's pathology by early-life exposure to lead" by Jamie DeWitt, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology

"An accelerated murine model of Alzheimer's disease" by Mark D. Mannie, Ph.D. Professor of Immunology

"Natural product geniposide for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease" by Jian Ding, MD, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physiology

"Triple transgenic mouse core of Alzheimer's disease" by Qun Lu, Ph.D. Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology


2011-2012 Funded Research Projects

"Exercise induced protection and neuronal plasticity in Alzheimer's disease mice": by Sonja Bareiss, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

"Spinal cord function and dopamine modulation in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease" By Stefan Clemens, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physiology

"The actin cytoskeleton pathogenesis in Alzheimer's diseases mouse model" by Qun Lu, Ph.D. Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

"An interventional model of Alzheimer's disease in mice" by Mark D. Mannie, Ph.D. Professor of Immunology

"Dysregulation of circadian rhythm and sleep in 3X Tg mouse model of Alzheimer's disease" by Jian Ding, MD, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physiology

"Triple transgenic mouse core of Alzheimer's disease" by Qun Lu, Ph.D. Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology


2010-2011 Funded Research Projects

"The role of altered NGF-GSK-3β signaling in neurodegeneration of peripheral neurons following spinal cord injury: by Kori Brewer, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, and Sonja Bareiss, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

"The role of dopamine in the aging spinal cord" By Stefan Clemens, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Physiology

"The use of days of the week in a Modified Mini-Mental State Exam (M-MMSE) for increased accuracy in diagnosis and treatment of dementia" By Irene Hamrick, MD. Associate Professor of Family Medicine

"Actin cytoskeleton and synaptic anomaly in Alzheimer's diseases pathogenesis" by Qun Lu, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

"Chronic encephalomyelitis as a novel model of neurodegenerative disease" by Mark D. Mannie, Ph.D. Professor of Immunology

"Regulation of axon growth by microRNAs" by Alexander K. Murashov, MD, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Physiology