Interactions of amyloid beta and tau in a new model of Azlheimer’s Disease

University of Edinburgh

Past award

Student: Jee Kim : University of Edinburgh

Year Award Started: 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurological disorder that affects millions of people. Currently, we do not have effective treatments for Alzheimer’s. The goal of this project is to determine whether the two molecules that accumulate in the brain of Alzheimer’s sufferers (called amyloid beta and tau) interact to cause the death of brain cells and the connections between cells. The student will count brain cells and pathological lesions in a new model of Alzheimer’s. These studies will help direct research in developing treatments.

Research area: Neurological conditions (including stroke)


Dr Tara Spires-Jones
Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences