The Collaborative for Alzheimer’s Disease Research (CADRE) and the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) announced that PNGC’s Alessandra Chesi will present at the next Junior Investigator Seminar Series on October 13th. CADRE/ADGC’s Trans-Institutional Seminar Series highlights up-and-coming junior investigators to help strengthen their professional development, foster growth, and enhance knowledge and skills. Dr. Alessandra Chesi […]
ADSP, the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project, has emerged as a powerful tool for genetics researchers in their work on genomics data analysis. This summer, NIA awarded six grants to fund projects that form the core of the ADSP Functional Genomics Consortium (FGC). This significant boost will support consortium researchers as they develop free and accessible tools, […]
PNGC is excited to announce that the Genome Center for Alzheimer’s Disease (GCAD) has received a 5-year grant renewal totaling $20 million to continue their work. GCAD, a collaborative research center between Penn, Boston University, Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, the University of Miami, and the University of Indiana, aims to identify AD-related genes […]
The NIH will host their 2021 Alzheimer’s Research Summit April 19-22. This virtual summit will convene leading AD scientists, innovators, and public health advocates to showcase progress in Alzheimer’s disease research and ideas for supporting the goal of precision medicine for Alzheimer’s treatment and prevention. On Tuesday, April 20, Drs Li-San Wang (Penn) and Timothy […]
When the Covid-19 pandemic hit the globe hard this spring, Alzheimer’s Disease researchers weren’t sure what was going to happen to their annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC), originally planned for Amsterdam. AAIC’s goal is to convene the world’s leaders in dementia science to share research discoveries that will lead to methods of prevention and treatment, and improvements in diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease—it would have been a huge disappointment for the AD research community to miss out on their conference.
Alessandra Chesi recently joined the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Division of Experimental Pathology, as well as the Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center. Alessandra joins us from CHOP where, from 2013-2020, she was a Bioinformatic Specialist in Struan Grant’s lab and the Center for Spatial and Functional Genomics. Before joining CHOP, Alessandra worked in the laboratory […]
The NIA is excited to announce the release of the latest genomics data set from the Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP). The NIA Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS) is a vital tool as we seek to better understand genes that increase risk for — or protection from — AD/ADRD. Researchers can now access […]