Winners

May 7th, 2021

Bryan Cannon, BS

Student

“Identifying differences in cellular and disease phenotypes across human Alzheimer’s disease tissue by multiplexed ion beam imaging”

“I’m interested in applying the growing techniques in single-cell imaging and analysis to human tissue neurodegeneration, particularly the unique role neuroimmunity plays in either protecting or enhancing protein pathology and symptom severity.”

Bryan Cannon

Vinita Chittoor-Vinod, PhD

Postdoc

“Phosphorylated Rab12 reveals PD-related LRRK2 kinase activity in the Nucleus Basalis of Meynert”

“Understanding the molecular pathobiology of LRRK2 signaling in Parkinson’s Disease.”

Vinita Chittoor-Vinod

Joe Phongpreecha, PhD

Postdoc

“Single-synapse Analysis of Alzheimer’s Disease Implicate Pathologic Tau, DJ1, CD47, and ApoE”

“My area of research involves developing and applying machine learning algorithms for multiomics data related to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. My recent works include identification of blood-based immune biomarkers for Alzhiemer’s disease and clustering of synaptic into subpopulations (single-synapse resolution) to enhance pathological signals in Alzhiemer’s dementia and resilience.”

Joe Phongpreecha

Wei Wei, BS

Student

“Cell type-selective secretome profiling in vivo”

“Metabolism Physiology Neuroscience”

Wei Wei

Faria Zafar, MS

Life Science Research Professional 2, Stanford Pathology

“Characterization of an in vitro model of co-cultured human iPSC-derived cortical neurons with primary astrocytes using novel imaging and transcriptomics technologies”

“Faria Zafar has more than five years of experience in patient-derived human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Her passion for science and research escalated by understanding that research with stem cells can be a valuable guide to explore diseases like Parkinson’s in vitro. Her research work involves disease modeling using cutting-edge gene engineering techniques and the differentiation of iPSCs into a neuronal culture.”

Faria Zafar