Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science
Potential Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease
Prof Vince Receives Antonin Holy Memorial Award from ISAR
Prof Robert Vince has been awarded the Antonin Holy Memorial Award from the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR).
Life Saver: Robert Vince
Life Saver: Robert Vince
Robert Vince, a Minnesota superhero, creates drugs to combat diseases like AIDS and cancer.
Upcoming Guest Speaker Seminar
Sidhartha Das, PhD
Department of Biological Sciences
Director, Infectious Disease and Immunology Cluster
The Border Biomedical Research Center
University of Texas at El Paso
November 16, 2016
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
2-520 Moos Tower
Title: Encystation by Giardia: stories told by sphingolipids and lipid rafts
Dr. Das' laboratory investigates the lipid metabolism and lipid signaling in parasitic protozoan, Giardia lamblia. He is also interested in identifying the role of arachidonic acid (present in high fat diet) in inducing inflammatory reactions in breast cancer. Currently, he is the director of Immunology and Infectious Disease Cluster of the Border Biomedical Research Center (BBRC) at the University of Texas at El Paso, which is supported by a grant from the NIH.
Message from the Director
The Center for Drug Design (CDD) was created to combine research and scholarship leading to the development of novel drugs for therapeutic applications, such as HIV, cancer, neurological diseases, dermatological agents, infectious diseases, novel processes, and medical devices. The Center for Drug Design combines the best of academic tradition along with an expectation of innovation and independence, and provides significant value for our academic and research community.
Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease Using an Eye Examination
For the first time, changes associated with early stages of Alzheimer's Disease were detected in live mice through color-shifts in the light reflected by the retina. For human trials, a simple eye test will be conducted by a trained health professional and several images of the retina will be acquired by an FDA approved camera. The procedure involved is non-invasive and does not depend on any extraneous agents. For more information about volunteering and compensation etc, please Click Here
Meet the Team:
Prof Robert Vince (Director, Center for Drug Design)
Prof Swati More (Assistant Professor, Center for Drug Design)
James Beach, PhD (Research Associate, Center for Drug Design, and CytoViva, Inc., Alabama)