Cecilia E. Hanzel
2010 to date. Postdoctoral Fellow
at McGill University.
2004-2009. Doctor of the
University of Buenos Aires Argentina, field Toxicology.
Dissertation Title: “Mechanisms underlying thallium
orientation: Microbiology and Immunology. University of
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I am currently investigating the role of
the intracellular Aβ peptides in the “latent or
preclinical stages” of the AD amyloidal pathology. Using
a novel transgenic rat model I want to study the
pathological mechanisms that take place at a very early
stage of AD and that determine the progression from a
non-clinical to a clinical stage of the disease.
Therefore, I will study if the accumulation of
intracellular Aβ peptide (building block of the amyloid
plaque) unleashes a pro-oxidative and pro-inflammatory
process that precedes any brain pathology (MCI or early
AD). The results this research would allow us to
identify yet unknown therapeutic targets at initial AD
stages such that the disease process, if not halted
could be delayed.
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