Dr. Zhang honored as a recipient of the 2021 Spivack Young Investigator Award

Dr. Xiaoling Zhang has been honored as the recipient of the 2021 Spivack Young Investigator Award as part of the Jack Spivack Excellence in Neuroscience Awards. These awards were established in 2013 to honor the work of outstanding BUSM faculty conducting research in Parkinson’s (PD), Alzheimer’s (AD), Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and other neurological disorders. Dr. Zhang is being honored for her outstanding research in Alzheimer’s Disease and “aims to to explore how individual cell types/subpopulations contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease patients with diverse ancestral backgrounds.” Results from Dr. Zhang’s research will help to “inform targeted functional studies to regulate AD-related GWAS genes in specific cell types in the AD brain.” Dr. Zhang’s research will also help with finding potential new drugs related to different ethnic groups in AD. Read more here