Wu Tsai Science Chair Co-Publishes Scientific Paper

Dr. Lani Keller, Bishop’s Wu Tsai Endowed Chair in Science and five colleagues from around the country had their research paper accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed journal “Plos One.”
 
Lani says, “The research that we conducted demonstrates that over-expression of human Tau protein (notorious for its involvement in Alzheimer’s Disease) in glial cells of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, causes defects in the peripheral nervous system. This research is useful in demonstrating the importance of using simple model organisms for advancing our knowledge of complex human diseases.”
 
 
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