Andrew Mendiola – Awarded K99

Andrew Mendiola, received a K99 award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke for his project “Epigenomic regulation of oxidative stress-producing innate immunity in neuroinflammation.”

The purpose of the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00) program is to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers with a research and/or clinical doctorate degree from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions. The program will provide independent NIH research support during this transition in order to help awardees to launch competitive, independent research careers.

Katerina Akassoglou: ABC 7 Interview (COVID-19)

Gladstone Institutes Senior investigator, Professor Katerina Akassoglou explains how this damage could be happening. (Full Article)

“Even patients who are asymptomatic or they have very mild infection symptoms can still develop neurological symptoms,” said Katerina Akassoglou, PhD, UCSF Prof. at Dept. Neurology & Senior Investigator t the Gladstone Institutes.

Reshmi Tognatta – Awarded AARF Fellowship

Reshmi Tognatta,PhD, has been awarded the AARF for her project “Oligodendroglial-
Vascular Interactions in Alzheimer’s Disease.”

The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship award is intended to support exceptional researchers who are engaged in their post-graduate work (i.e. postdoctoral fellows) and before they have their first independent faculty positions (i.e. Assistant Professor) and working in diverse areas of research, including basic, translational, clinical, functional and social-behavioral research. Investigators doing clinically-focused research without clinical practice are encouraged to apply to this AARF program.

Katerina Akassoglou elected lifetime AAAS Fellow

Katerina Akassoglou, PhD, has been elected into the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), a lifetime distinction by the world’s largest general scientific society.

“I’m grateful to my lab members and collaborators for their immeasurable contributions to these studies over the past 20 years. Election to AAAS further encourages us to follow our curiosity about how brain diseases start and progress and we look forward to new discoveries contributing to the advancement of science.”