CADRE/ADGC Junior Investigator Seminar Series welcomes PNGC’s Alessandra Chesi on 10/13/2021

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 […]

ADSP Functional Genomics Consortium Launch

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, […]

Alzheimer’s Disease Variant Portal (ADVP): The Newest Curated Population-specific Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Resource

By Fernanda Ruiz, NOVA Research Company Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is a devastating disease that affects more than 6 million Americans, a number that is projected to increase considerably in the near future. Scientists looking for the causes of AD use different approaches, including genomic studies like genome-wide association studies (GWAS), that detect associations between genetic […]

Dr. Edward Lee Earns Tenure and Leads Team of Researchers to Discover New, Rare Form of Dementia

PNGC would like to congratulate Edward Lee, MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a practicing neuropathologist in the Division of Neuropathology on earning tenure! Dr. Lee has been at Penn since 1997, where he did his MD/Ph.D. from 1997 to […]

Structural Variant Toolbox: Discovering, Genotyping, and Merging SVs in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

By Fernanda Ruiz, NOVA Research Company Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative disease that likely is caused by a combination of environmental, lifestyle, and genetic factors, and increasing age. Alzheimer’s Disease Sequencing  Project (ADSP) researchers are focused on gaining further insights into the genetic component of this disease, including the role of structural variants (SVs), […]

Genome Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Receives $20 Million Five-Year Renewal

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 […]

CADRE/ADGC Announce Trans-Institutional Seminar Series

The Collaborative for Alzheimer’s Disease Research (CADRE) and the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium (ADGC) are creating a new multi-institutional seminar series to support next generation researchers in Alzheimer’s disease process, diagnosis and care by encouraging collaboration within the AD research community. The new Trans-Institutional Seminar Series will highlight up-and-coming junior investigators to help strengthen their […]

Alessandra Chesi, PhD: Advancing Toward Druggable Targets

By Kathy Sedgwick, NOVA Research Company Dr. Alessandra Chesi joined the University of Pennsylvania faculty as an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in July 2020. Her work at Penn focuses on the application of transformative technologies as well as functional genomics and systems biology approaches toward gaining insight into the regulation and identity […]

PNGC Co-Director Li-San Wang to Present at the 2021 NIH Alzheimer’s Research Summit

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 […]

The NIA Announces New Website

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) recently announced a new resource that will help teach and assist those whose lives are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Alzheimers.gov is a website that serves as the federal government portal for dementia information and resources. To create Alzheimers.gov, the NIA worked with individuals living with dementia, […]

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