Entries by Marisa de la Cruz

Elif Sozmen – NMSS-ABF Clinician Scientist Development Award Recipient

The National MS Society and American Brain Foundation  joined forces to support training for young clinicians committed to careers in academic medicine with an emphasis on MS clinical research. The NMSS-ABF MS Clinician-Scientist Development Award supports research for talented clinicians to address problems in MS  with the most current scientific tools.

New Link between Lymphoma Growth and Blood-Brain Barrier Discovered

Abnormal leaks in the blood-brain barrier have previously been linked to the severity of CNS lymphoma. However, the molecular details remain unclear. Now, the Akassoglou Lab has shown in mice that CNS B-cell lymphoma cells cluster at sites where there is a leak in the blood-brain barrier. They also found that a blood protein called […]

New Research Center to Tackle Brain Diseases

Katerina Akassoglou will lead the new Gladstone-UCSF Center for Neurovascular Brain Immunology, which brings together a unique combination of expertise to enable novel therapies for Alzheimer Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. To read full article, click here. 

The Simon Family Trust Donates $2.5 Million to Biomedical Science

A generous philanthropic gift from the Simon Family Trust is supporting the creation of the new Gladstone-UCSF Center for Neurovascular Brain Immunology, which will be led by Katerina Akassoglou, PhD, senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes. The $2.5-million donation will help scientists study neurological diseases by combining basic and clinical research in vascular biology, immunology, and neuroscience. To read […]