Research Snapshots

In 2018, the MBI and CAM Center launched Research Snapshots, a feature highlighting recent discoveries made by researchers.

Research Snapshots pair an impactful image from work in a researcher’s laboratory — often associated with a newly published manuscript — with a brief description of what the image represents and how it has impacted the researcher’s field of study. Research Snapshots aim to make research discoveries more accessible for other scientists and the community as a whole.

If you are a CAM Center researcher and would like to have your research considered for this feature, please contact assistant director of communications Todd Taylor or science writer Michelle Koidin Jaffee.

SEPT. 5, 2019

Drs. Ashok Kumar & Thomas Foster

Examining the role of NMDA receptor hypofunction and redox sensitivity of hippocampal synaptic transmission during aging.

positively associated graphs

NOV. 20, 2018

Drs. Michael Pace & David Borchelt

Study demonstrates that additional proteins misfold in the presence of neurodegenerative disease pathologies.


Oct. 16, 2018

Jolie Barter & Dr. Thomas Foster

The role of epigenetics in the process of brain aging and age-related cognitive decline.

synaptic genes and neural activity

AUG. 26, 2018

Drs. Abbi Hernandez & Sara Burke

The vulnerability of particular brain regions in old age that are important for problem-solving and reasoning.

brain scan showing large blue dots, small to medium neon green lights and small pink dots. Looks to be lit by infrared

Aug. 24, 2018

Drs. Ashok Kumar & Thomas Foster

The relationship between brain inflammation, long-term potentiation and aging.

Kumar and Foster research