Kapil Ramachandran
Kapil Ramachandran - PhD
Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty - 2019
Kapil Ramachandran

Kapil Ramachandran - PhD

Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows - Harvard University
Massachusetts, USA


Glenn Foundation for Medical Research and AFAR Grants for Junior Faculty - 2019

Contributions and mechanisms of neuroproteasomes to brain aging

Cells contain a series of internal processes that control how proteins are made and maintained which are critical to the proper health and function of tissues. Over time, these internal systems wear down which leads to poor cognitive function and even neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Ramachandran’s lab discovered a new pathway in the brain called the neuroproteasome that controls how specific subsets of proteins are degraded. His lab found that proper neuroproteasomes function keeps neurons healthy but this function declines over the course of aging. Dr. Ramachandran aims to identify whether this is casuative to age-related decline and to identify factors that can reverse this decline.

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