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The Orr lab celebrates its first graduate student doctoral dissertation!

The Appel Institute community warmly congratulates Dr. Samantha Meadows-Ortiz on her successful dissertation defense!

Dr. Meadows-Ortiz’s research “Astrocytes Regulate Spatial Memory in a Sex-Specific Manner” was completed in Dr. Anna Orr’s laboratory. Dr. Anjali Rajadhyaksha, Chairperson, Dr. Olga Boudker, and Dr. Kristen Pleil served as members of her examining committee in addition to Dr. Orr. She is the first of many graduate students to come to complete their doctoral degree in Dr...

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Welcome Dr. Zhuhao Wu to Appel!

After extensive national searches since 2020 and reviews of hundreds of candidates, Appel Institute successfully recruited Dr. Zhuhao Wu, a highly accomplished neuroscientist. He and his team expand Appel Institute’s imaging capabilities of mouse and human brains to accelerate Alzheimer's disease therapies from bench to bedside.

Dr. Wu received his PhD in Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, working on how our brains are properly built to sense the environment using Drosophila...

2022 Summer Scholars and mentors

Applications now open for 3rd Appel Institute and BMRI Summer Diversity Scholars Program

Starting in 2021, Appel Institute and Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute (BMRI) have supported promising students residing in the New York City area to explore neuroscience research through the Summer Diversity Scholars Program at Weill Cornell Medicine. Selected scholars are placed in a neuroscience laboratory and work closely with their mentors to develop a research idea, learn laboratory methods, and acquire data to address their scientific hypotheses. During this paid...

Weill Cornell Medicine Helen & Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute 413 E. 69th St. New York, NY 10021