Crocker lab receives new R01 to study rare disease

February 28 marks Rare Disease Day. UConn Health’s campus is lighting up this week to raise awareness of the more than 7,000 rare diseases and the importance of advancing research for them to find promising therapies and potential cures for patients. UConn School of Medicine’s Stephen J. Crocker, Ph.D., associate professor of neuroscience and immunology, has […]

Annie Yao receives prestigious F30 NIH Fellowship

Annie Yao, a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Riqiang Yan, has received a prestigious F30 fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Annie is a fourth year MD/PhD dual degree student.  Her F30 fellowship project is entitled “The role of beta-secretase 1 (BACE1) in modulating excitatory synaptic and circuit function and behavior” […]

Pengyu Zong Receives Travel Award at BCVS Meeting

A critical role of TRPM2-NMDAR coupling in excitotoxicity during ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke is a major cause of death worldwide. To develop better therapies, Dr. Yue’s group focuses on investigating the mechanisms of ischemic neuronal death, which is classically thought to be induced by N-Methyl-D-aspartate receptors (NMDAR)-mediated excitotoxicity during ischemic stroke. However, all NMDAR antagonists failed […]