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Meet the Team

Dr. Marc Flajolet,

Interim Laboratory Head of the Fisher Center lab at The Rockefeller University

Marc Flajolet was named Interim Director of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease at

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Dr. Alona Barnea,

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Barnea, in collaboration with Dr. Roussarie, is responsible for the design of several protocols to modify genetically cultured human

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Dr. Victor Bustos,

Senior Research Associate at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research

Dr. Bustos’s research led to the discovery that the phosphorylation of Presenilin 1 regulates the levels of beta-amyloid, which suggests

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Dr. Jerry Chang,

Research Associate at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research

Dr. Chang is an imaging expert and has a deep knowledge of various state-of-the-art microscopic techniques used at the Fisher

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Dr. Jose Ledo,

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Ledo’s work focuses on understanding how a specific type of cell (called microglia) participates in the development of Alzheimer’s

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Dr. Maria Pulina,

Research Associate

Dr. Pulina, in collaboration with Dr. Bustos, is studying the mechanisms underlying autophagy, a biological phenomenon used by the cells

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Dr. Jean-Pierre Roussarie,

Senior Research Associate at the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research

Dr. Roussarie’s project focuses on understanding why only certain types of neurons in specific parts of the brain are affected

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Dr. Anjana Sinha,

Senior Research Associate

Dr. Sinha is an experienced synthetic and medicinal chemist. She is working on Gleevec-related projects, creating entirely novel molecules, purifying

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Dr. Subhash Sinha,

Research Associate Professor

Dr. Sinha is an experienced synthetic and medicinal chemist. He oversees all the chemistry projects, including the ones lead by

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Dr. Yashoda Sunkari,

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Sunkari is the newest member of the Fisher Center. He is a synthetic chemist currently working on Gleevec related

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Dr. Peng Xu,

Postdoctoral Associate

Dr. Xu’s research focuses on deciphering the molecular and biochemical mechanisms by which a protein called GSAP interferes with the

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William J. Netzer,

Adjunct Investigator

Dr. Netzer’s research focuses on the discovery of molecules and systems within brain cells that can be targeted by drugs

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Dr. Barry Reisberg,

Professor, Department of Psychiatry Clinical Dir Aging & Dementia Rsch Ctr Director of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Alzheimer Disease Education and Research program NYU School of Medicine

Barry Reisberg, M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Studies

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Dr. Sunnie Kenowsky,

Co-Director, Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Alzheimer Disease Education and Research program NYU School of Medicine

The niece of the late Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, Dr. Kenowsky conducts research at the Fisher Alzheimer’s Disease and Education program at NYU school of Medicine with a goal to change the standard of care for AD patients.

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