January 13, 2022 – Our lab posted our first preprint on bioRxiv, reporting that antisense oligonucleotides (ASOs) targeting a miR binding site can increase progranulin levels in cells and in vivo
November 19, 2021 – Geetika won the poster competition at the 3rd Annual Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience Research Symposium at Saint Louis University. Congrats Geetika!
June 21, 2021 – Welcome to our new technician, Spencer Jones!
December 8, 2020 – Our lab with collaborators Dr. Sue Farr and Dr. Fenglian Xu received a pilot grant from the Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience (CNR) at Saint Louis University to study the “Mechanisms of Progranulin-Mediated Cognitive Enhancement”
September 1, 2020 – Welcome to Subhashis Banerjee, who joins our lab as a Research Assistant Professor!
August 1, 2019 – Welcome to our new graduate student, Monica Pavlack!
August 1, 2019 – The lab received our first NIH R01 grant to test antisense oligonucleotides for frontotemporal dementia
June 24, 2019 – Our lab joined the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders
June 3, 2019 – Welcome to our summer medical student, Sid Mirgati!
May 22, 2019 – Andy presented the lab’s research at the Bluefield Project to Cure FTD meeting in San Francisco
March 1, 2019 – The lab received a pilot grant from the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences at Washington University to test antisense oligonucleotides for frontotemporal dementia
January 16, 2019 – Asef presented his research at the AOA Medical Student Research Forum at SLU
January 1, 2019 – Our lab joined the Bluefield Project to Cure Frontotemporal Dementia
November 19, 2018 – Welcome to our new staff scientist, Geetika Aggarwal! Geetika recently completed her postdoctoral training at Vanderbilt, where she studied the metabolic enzymes paraoxonase-1 and phospholipase D
November 5, 2018 – Andy presented the lab’s research at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego
September 20, 2018 – Asef presented his summer research at SLU
August 29, 2018 – Our paper describing the protective role of progranulin in hematopoietic cells in atherosclerosis was accepted for publication in Atherosclerosis
July 22, 2018 – Andy presented the lab’s research at the Alzheimer’s Association meeting in Chicago
June 19, 2018 – Andy presented the lab’s research at the Keystone “Advances in Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Therapy” meeting in Keystone, CO
June 1, 2018 – Welcome to our new technician, Denise Smith!
May 29, 2018 – Welcome to our summer medical student, Asef Aziz!
March 20, 2018 – Our paper describing a new mouse model of progranulin-deficient FTD was accepted for publication in PNAS