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Neurological Health Thematic Research Group

Heather Volk and Christine Ladd-Acosta.

This TRG will be led by Drs. Heather Volk (Associate Professor) and Christine Ladd-Acosta (Associate Professor). Many Center investigators have a long history of research in the Neurological Health science thematic area. These include important contributions to understanding how lead influenced adult cognitive function and decline, as well as cardiovascular, renal, structural magnetic resonance imaging, hematopoietic, and other outcomes in several different studies. Current research also includes exploring the neurotoxicity of insecticides such as rotenone using in vitro multicellular brain spheroids (BrainSpheres) derived from human pluripotent stem cells. 

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