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Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Kaplan Lab Joins NYSCF in Effort to Combat Neurodegeneration

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Lead by TUSE and Sackler faculty member David Kaplan, Tufts enters collaboration with scientists New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute to study neurodegenerative diseases.
3D tissue model of neurons
Image - Willam Cantley (Sackler 2018 PhD grad) and Nicholas Rouleau

This new initiative, involving the Tufts University Initiative for Neural Science, Disease & Engineering (INSciDE)  and the New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute, plans to engineer 3D models of tissues affected by neurodegenerative conditions. Samples from human patients with these disorders will be used in the studies, with a goal of understanding the molecular underpinnings important in the diseases.

Read the full press release.