Mark your calendar, Spring '20 Splash will be on March 8, 2020!

Splash Biography


Major: Neurobiology

College/Employer: UCSF

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S537: Studying and Treating Alzheimer’s Disease in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Alzheimer’s Disease is a devastating disorder caused by the death of neurons, usually leading to cognitive impairment, drastic mood/personality changes, and even severe memory loss. Alzheimer’s Disease already affects about 10% of people age 65 or older, and as our population ages, its prevalence is expected to increase further. Yet no effective treatments currently exist. We are researchers at UCSF interested in studying Alzheimer’s Disease and hopefully developing new ways to treat it—and we want to share what we’ve learned!