Charles Ouimet, Ph.D.
Phone: (850) 644-2271
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.