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Audrey S. Dickey

Assistant Professor in Neurology
Campus mail: 3 Genome Ct, Box# 103853, Rm 5126, MSRB III, Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 660-8832
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By incorporating different and novel approaches, my team is able to make connections not readily apparent and follow up with comprehensive experiments to thoroughly test the hypothesis. Basic molecular/cellular benchwork is vital to defining aspects of the problem and early testing of solutions, and I stress the translation of these results from bench to bedside.  Broadly, my research is focused on determining how alterations in activity of a transcription factor can have wide-ranging downstream effects on multiple cellular pathways and other regulatory mechanisms (miRNAs) in healthy and disease states. I integrate Next-Gen sequencing, neuroscience, biochemistry, primary neurons, and preclinical trials with mouse models to generate and test novel therapeutic interventions in Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  I am also fascinated by how mitochondria can affect the development of neurons, and their response to ‘insult’ whether stroke or disease.   I enjoy training and mentoring other scientists to undertake meaningful large-scale research projects and achieve high-quality results in a timely fashion. 

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Sanford Consortium For Regenerative Medicine, University of California - San Diego, 2011 - 2017
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, 2010