faculty

Jessica Young

jeyoung@uw.edu

University of Washington, 

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Neuroscience

Alzheimer's disease modeling with induced pluripotent stem cells

Faculty Contact Information

Building: SLU South Research Building Room: S448 Box: 358056 Phone: 206-685-1568

Lab Information

Location: SLU South Research Building Building: S 441 Room: S 441 Box: 358056 Phone: 206-685-7149 http://www.pathology.washington.edu/faculty/young

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Research Summary

The Young lab is interested in determining the cellular mechanisms behind genetic risk for sporadic Alzheimer’s disease (SAD). To do this we use human induced pluripotent stem cells from patients or engineered to harbor SAD genetic risk variants. We are interrogating how defects in vesicular trafficking/endocytosis and dysregulation of neuronal epigenetic networks contribute to disease.