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Supervisor: Dr. Leonard Levin
Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience Program
Dr. Mohammadali Almasieh’s research focuses on the mechanisms behind axon degeneration. His work has uncovered some of the molecular mechanisms that cause axons to degenerate following injury. He recently authored a publication in the Journal of Neuroscience showing that these axonal degeneration mechanisms are slowed in rats with a specific genetic mutation. He and his co-authors also demonstrated how the mutation’s effects on degeneration can be reversed, as well as recreated in normal rats.