Areas of Interest: Dr. Ouimet’s lab is focused on neurodegeneration. The lab work is supported by grants for Alzheimer's disease and Huntington's disease. Animal models for each disorder are used to unravel the mechanisms that cause neuronal death, with specific attention to the role played by epigenetic modification of histones by histone deacetylases. Inhibition of the latter is strongly implicated in enhancing neuronal survival despite genetic loading for neurodegeneration.
Tim Chapin, Dean of FSU College of Social Sciences and Public Policy with Sen. Bob Graham, FSU President John Thrasher, and former first lady Adele Graham in the Claude Pepper museum (FSU Photo)
Director Anne Barrett provides an overview of the most recent research and its implications for the formation of public policy for an aging society.
This past year was a productive one at the Institute - full of stimulating intellectual exchanges, fruitful research projects, and enriching engagement with the community. Read all about it here!