My lab studies the pathologic properties of the protein tau. We are interested in better understanding how the unfolded protein response contributes to the development of tauopathies. My current projects are aimed at using MRI techniques to develop a reliable, non-invasive method to detect neuronal dysfunction in vivo to enable reliable early detection of neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer's disease.
Cloyd RA, Vandsburger M, Abisambra JF. A new opportunity for MEMRI. Aging-US. 2017; 9: 1855-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.18632/aging.101283
Gusareva ES, Twizere JC, Sleegers K, Abisambra JF, Meier SE, Cloyd RA, Weiss B, Dermaut B, Dourlen P, Dupont C, Bessonov K, van der Lee S, Carrasquillo MM, Katsumata Y, Cherkaoui M, Asselbergh B, Bellenguez C, Hofman AA, Ikram AMA, the GERAD1 consortium Harold D, Williams J, Amouyel P, van Dujin CM, Ertekin-Taner N, van Broeckhoven C, Fardo DW, Lambert JC, van Steen K. Male-specific epistasis between WWC1 and TLN2 genes is associated with Alzheimer’s Disease. DADM. 2017; accepted 7-3-2017.
Kitley WR, Santa Maria PJ, Cloyd RA, Wysocki, LM. Synthesis of high contrast fluorescein-diethers for rapid bench-top sensing of palladium. Chemm Commun. 2015; 51 (40): 8520-3. http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c5cc02192h
- Fontaine, SN ;Ingram, A.;Cloyd, RA ;Meier, SE ;Miller, E.;Lyons, D.;Nation, GK ;Mechas, E.;Weiss, B.;Lanzillotta, C.;Di Domenico, F.;Schmitt, F.;Powell, DK ;Vandsburger, M.;Abisambra, JF "Identification of changes in neuronal function as a consequence of aging and tauopathic neurodegeneration using a novel and sensitive magnetic resonance imaging approach." Neurobiology of aging 56, (2017): 78-86. [PubMed Link] | [ Full text ]