The Cortes Lab (Duke University, Summer 2019)

The Cortes lab (Dr. Cortes, seated, middle) at the Duke Center of Neurodegeneration and Neurotherapeutics.

Our lab is interested in understanding how our brain ages, and in particular, how it ages as an integrated part of a physiological system. We take a cutting edge approach to understanding brain plasticity and brain aging, examining how distant tissues such as skeletal muscle may be fundamentally influencing the rate at which our brain ages. Importantly, as these conversations may be disrupted in age-associated neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, we aim to uncover and develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics for these disorders.

We are coming to UAB!

Starting in the Fall of 2019, the Cortes lab will move from the Duke University Department of Neurology to the Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology here at UAB. Looking forward to it!

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