DianaPresentation.jpg On September 26th, Post-Doc Diana Avila presented her work on targeting latent HIV-1 in the brain using state of the art nanotechnology. The NanoFlorida 2016 conference was hosted by the University of Central Florida in Orlando.


Mineseon Park’s paper “Exercise protects against methamphetamine-induced aberrant neurogenesis” was accepted for publication in Scientific Reports. The authors are Minseon Park, Harry Levine, and Michal Toborek. The results indicate that exercise can attenuate METH-induced neurotoxicity by protecting against the BBB disruption and related microenvironmental changes in the hippocampus. Congratulations Minseon!

DSC02635x.jpgOn August 23rd Post-Docs Ana Leda and Luc Bertrand were filmed for the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). Ana's: Mouse Microsurgery Infusion Technique for Targeted Substance Delivery into the CNS via the Internal Crotid Artery was filmed by Jim Wrocklage and edited by Jo Clark. Luc's film was titled after his procedures: Induction of Ischemic Stroke and Ischemia-Reperfusion in Mice Using the Middle Artery Occlusion Technique. Ana and Luc performed their experiments, as they explained their protocols and procedures to the camera. Make sure to watch the Journal to see our stars making history in the field of Biochemistry!

14040169_1790266804585104_1472697635654151131_n.jpgDuring the BMB Open House/BMB Research Day on August 25th Luc was one of many Post-Docs to recieve winning recognition for their work on their posters.

thumbnail_Zachary.jpgWe are very excited to announce that Postdoc Luc Bertrand's wife Isabelle Messier gave birth to Zachary on the 26th of July 2016 at a weight of 7.7 pounds! Everyone is in good health and excited that one day maybe Zachary will be in cutting edge scientific research as well!