How and why are mice used to study Alzheimer’s disease?

By August 15, 2019 Community Events

How and why are mice used to study Alzheimer’s disease? October 25th Research Conference #SpeakerSpotlight:


Dr. Frank LaFerla is a Chancellor’s Professor and the Dean of the UCI School of Biological Sciences. He served as Director of UCI MIND from 2009-2018 and continues to lead its NIH-designated Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.

Dean LaFerla invented the first mouse model to develop amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles, leading to significant advances in our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. In his presentation, Dean LaFerla will address how mouse models are used to study the disease, challenges with current models, and efforts toward new and improved models to help propel the field forward.

Learn more and register: http://conference.mind.uci.edu