News / grants / awards
News and Highlights
>> Fred Yeboah, MCB PhD candidate, at his doctoral hooding ceremony with Dr. Jessica Young! Good luck on your up-coming defense, Fred! [June 2023]
>> Congratulations to Kira Evitts, Bioengineering PhD student, whose paper "Amyloid beta peptides (Aβ) from Alzheimer’s disease neuronal secretome induce endothelial activation in a human cerebral microvessel model" was accepted in the journal Neurobiology of Disease. This is a collaborative project with Yu Jung Shin and Professor Ying Zheng at ISCRM. 
>> Members of the Young Lab celebrated Dr. Jessica Young's promotion to Associate Professor! Congrats to Jessica, from the Young lab team!
>> Congratulations to Dr. Allison Knupp, who successfully defended her PhD thesis!
(Allison third from left)
>> Congratulations to Dr. Swati Mishra on her promotion to Acting Instructor! 
Grants and Awards
>> The Young lab has received a grant from the Alzheimer's Association to test how loss of the AD risk gene SORL1 affects neurons and microglia and enhancing the pathway via small molecules might be therapeutic. 
>> The Young lab has received an R21 grant to study the loss of Tau function in neurons.
Read more here! 
>> Congratulations to Fred Yeboah for being nominated by the MCB program for the UW Graduate School Medal
>> Congratulations to Andy Williams, PhD for receiving a position on the UW Alzheimer’s Disease Training Program Training Grant!
>> Congratulations to Eiden Brewer on the Mary Gates Undergraduate Research Scholarship
>> Congratulations to Swati Mishra, PhD for receiving the UW ADRC Development Grant (Defining the role of endo-lysosomal dysfunction in human microglia harboring Alzheimer’s disease (AD)- predisposing mutations in a 2-dimensional monolayer and a novel 3-dimensional cerebral organoid model system)
>> Congratulations to Kira Evitts on the Training Grant Fellowship (Biological Mechanisms of Healthy Aging)