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Hinkle Receives Cotzias Fellowship

David Hinkle, MD, PhD has received the prestigious George C. Cotzias, MD Memorial Fellowship from the American Parkinson Disease Association for his application entitled "The potential role of anti-oxidant systems in the mechanism of DJ-1-dependent astrocyte-mediated neuroprotection." This award funds 3 years of research and is named for the neurologist whose work stimulated much of the current interest and research on the problems of neurological movement disorders. The Hinkle Lab is interested in understanding the mechanisms through which astrocytes (major brain support cells) may attempt to protect neurons (the brain's main functional cell) against death. With this knowledge, scientists may be able to design novel astrocyte-targeted therapies against neurodegenerative disease.

 

Dr. David Hinkle

Dr. David Hinkle