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Team

Moore Laboratory

 

Postdoctoral fellow

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Current project: Functional interaction of VPS35 and α-synuclein in models of Parkinson’s disease.
Education: B.Sc. (Hon) in anatomy and human cell biology, University of Liverpool, UK (2010)
M.Res. in biomedical sciences, University of Liverpool, UK (2011)
Ph.D. in cellular and molecular physiology, University of Liverpool, UK (2014)

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Current project: Genetic modifiers and cellular pathways of LRRK2-induced toxicity in Parkinson’s disease
Education: B.S. in biology, Northern Arizona University, Arizona (2012)

Postdoctoral fellow

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Current project: Studying the functional interactions of genes that cause Parkinson’s disease
Education: B.S in neurobiology with distinction, University of Washington
Ph.D. in neuroscience, Oregon Health & Science University

Nate Levine, B.S.
Laboratory manager

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Current project: Mechanisms of LRRK2-dependent neurotoxicity in models of Parkinson’s disease
Education: B.S., University of Illinois, Chicago (1995)

Emily Mace, B.S.
Administrative Assistant II
Research scientist

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Current project: Contribution of LRRK2 enzymatic activity in rodent models of Parkinson’s disease.
Education: B.S. in life science, cell biology and biochemistry, Angers University, France (2007)
M.S. in life science, cell signaling and physiopathology, Angers University, France (2009)
Ph.D. in neuroscience, University of Tübingen, Germany (2015)

Postdoctoral fellow

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Current project: Exploring the mechanisms implicating VPS35 in the neuropathology of Parkinson’s disease.
Education: Ph.D. in neuroscience, Claude Bernard University of Lyon (Advisor: Dr. Thierry Baron, Dr. Dominique Bétemps)
Thesis: Molecular study of the propagation of the aggregation of α-synuclein in a transgenic model of Parkinson’s disease: impact of the overexpression of β-synuclein mediated by adeno-associated vectors (AAV)
Pharm.D. in molecular and cellular infectiology, Philippe Maupas University of Tours
M.S. in molecular and cellular infectiology, Philippe Maupas University of Tours

Megan Senchuk, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

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Current project: Identification of aging pathways beneficial in the C.elegans LRRK-2(G2019S) model of PD {NOTE: Ital C. elegans}
Education: B.S. in biology, Central Michigan University (2004)
Ph.D. in oncological science, University of Utah (2011)
Fellowship in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Harvard (2012)

VAIGS student

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Current project: Exploring the VPS35 protein interactome in Parkinson’s disease.
Education: B.A. in biology, Anderson University, Indiana (2013)

VAIGS student

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Current project: Contribution of the Roc-COR domain to LRRK2 activity and neurotoxicity.
Education: B.S. in cell and molecular biology, Grand Valley State University, Michigan (2015)

LAB ALUMNI

Md Shariful Islam, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow
Jen Kordich, M.S.
Laboratory manager
Caroline Lee, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral fellow
Allie Weber
VAIGS graduate student