Faculty Profile: Kitazawa, Masashi

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Faculty Information Lab Information (Packet Type, Course Title, & Department) Location
Kitazawa, Masashi
Lab Contact:
Masashi Kitazawa
Department: Medicine
2216 Gillespie Neuroscience Research Facility

Research Description

Research into the understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms of Alzheimer disease and other age-related dementia, with particular interest in the involvement of environmental risk factors, such as metals and air pollution, and how these factors disturb innate inflammatory homeostasis, leading to the disease onset and progression. We will use a variety of tissue cultures and mouse models for our research. Bio199 students will assist with processing and analyzing tissue from cells and mice that have been exposed to environmental contaminants, or treated with potential therapeutic compounds that ameliorate inflammation.

Requirements to Participate

3 - 4 hours per unit
Minimum 3 units

Faculty Means of Evaluation

Attendance, commitment to the project, and quality of work