Scientist awarded million to study role of single neurons in memory and aging

IMAGE: Ronald Davis is chair of the Department of Neuroscience on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute. view more Credit: Photo courtesy of The Scripps Research Institute. JUPITER, FL, December 16, 2015 – A scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has been awarded approximately $2 million from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of aging and age-related disease on the inner workings of a single type of nerve cell. Ronald Davis, chair of the Department of Neuroscience at TSRI, is the principal investigator for the five-year grant. The project uses as its research model Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly. The fruit fly is widely used in these types of studies because humans and flies share many of the same mechanisms…


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