Faculty Profile: Busciglio, Jorge

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Busciglio, Jorge
Lab Contact:
Jorge Busciglio
(949) 824-9075
Department: Neurobiology & Behavior
3216 Biological Sciences III

Research Description

Opportunity for 199 students to participate in ongoing research on the molecular bases of neuronal dysfunction and death in Down's syndrome (DS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Our research focuses on three areas: 1- Cellular and molecular correlates of mental retardation and progression of AD in DS, including the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in the disease process; 2- Molecular mechanisms of A? synaptotoxicity; and 3- Axonal transport deficits in DS and AD neuropathology. Specific training: Trainees gain experience in cell culture methods, image analysis, molecular biology, and biochemistry.

Requirements to Participate

Sophomore or Junior standing

Time Commitment per Week

Dedication of at least 10-12 hours per week is required.

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Evaluation and grades are based on student's reliability, enthusiasm and completion of research