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Vanderbilt engineering professor wins inaugural $2.5M Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research

Dec. 5, 2018—  CZI awards over $51 million to fight a class of diseases that include Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Ethan Lippmann, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Vanderbilt University, has won an inaugural Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant for neurodegenerative disorders research. The five-year, $2.5 million award supports his goal of better understanding how blood-brain barrier...

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Alzheimer’s researcher from NC State to deliver Hall Lecture

Aug. 20, 2014—A North Carolina State University professor specializing in Alzheimer’s Disease research will present the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering’s Hall Lecture. Carol K. Hall studies protein aggregates called fibrils found in brain plaques, which contribute to neurodegenerative diseases such Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and the prion diseases. She will discuss current scientific thinking on why the structures form...

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