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Appel Poster Symposium 2024

Exciting news from the Appel Institute! We recently hosted our second Poster Symposium at the prestigious Griffin Faculty Club, providing an incredible venue for our event. The level of participation was exceptional, with 33 posters submitted by diverse labs within Appel.

The symposium showcased an array of fascinating projects spanning various fields, including neuroscience, neurodegeneration, machine learning, artificial intelligence, glial biology, and drug discovery. Attendees had...

Li Gan

Honoring Dr. Li Gan: Recipient of The Jessica M. and Natan Bibliowicz Award for Excellence in Mentoring Women Faculty

Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases and director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine, received the Jessica M. And Natan Bibliowicz Award in recognition of her scientific achievements and mentorship of female faculty. As one of her mentees said, “Dr. Gan is a role model who leads with integrity, fosters collaboration and promotes excellence.”

“This award affirms the value of our collective efforts...

Wenhui Qu

Celebrating Wenhui Qu's Achievement: Bright Focus Postdoctoral Fellowship Award!

Tauopathies, including Alzheimer's disease (AD), involve the abnormal accumulation of the toxic Tau protein in neurons, affecting millions of people without a cure. Our lab has pioneered modeling Tau buildup in human neurons using stem cells. This study proposes transplanting human stem cells into mouse brains to generate a novel chimera human-mouse model that develops Tau accumulation. Using this model, our research also examines how specific molecular pathways might affect the...

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