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Tagliafierro receives grant to examine associations between aging, genetics, and Alzheimer's disease

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
L Tagliafierro

Lidia Tagliafierro, PhD, a postdoctoral researcher in the Chiba Falek laboratory, has received a Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Grant. Tagliafierro will use the grant, titled “ApoE, Alzheimer's and Aging: Discover the triple A in hiPSC-derived models,” to examine the relationships and interactions between the APOE genomic region, aging, and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

“We are all, and myself specifically included, proud of this accomplishment as this is an important milestone in the career path of a young researcher,” said Ornit Chiba Falek, PhD.

“Untangling the interrelationships between APOE locus, aging and Alzheimer will provide the groundwork for precision medicine in Alzheimer, and will open new avenues for the development of innovative therapeutic strategies.”

The Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship Grant is a  three-year award which supports exceptional postgraduate researchers before they have their first independent faculty positions.

Read more about Tagliafierro’s interests, research, and plans to travel to Bora Bora in her “Staff Spotlight” interview.