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William Banks

William Banks

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Professor, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

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Decline in blood-brain barrier function during aging Dr. Banks is Professor, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine and Associate Director for Research of the Puget Sound Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center. The major focus of his research is the study of how the brain and body communicate with one another through the transfer of […]

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Rachel Knopp

Rachel Knopp

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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Dr. Knopp is a postdoctoral researcher working under Dr. Bill Banks and Dr. Shelly Erickson. Her research focuses on blood-brain barrier (BBB) dysfunction during normal aging and in age-related diseases. Dr. Knopp’s main projects include 1) evaluating the age-specific effects of senolytic treatment to protect against BBB-dysfunction; and 2) characterizing the response of young vs. […]

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Brian Kraemer

Brian Kraemer

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Research Associate Professor, Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine

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Dr. Kraemer’s research explores how protein aggregation contributes to neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and frontotemporal degeneration. Dr. Kraemer has developed animal models of the tau pathology seen in Alzheimer’s disease using both transgenic mice and transgenic C. elegans. Dr. Kraemer’s current work focuses on dissecting the genetic requirements for tau mediated […]

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