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Research has shown that changes in gene expression play a critical role in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Our project will evaluate genome-wide RNA expression patterns from brain and blood in an AD mouse model. This analysis will provide insight regarding the mechanisms of AD pathology as well as determine a possible diagnostic tool utilizing RNA expression patterns found in the blood as biomarkers for AD.


This poster was presented at the Virginia Academy of Science's Fall 2014 Undergraduate Meeting held at Virginia State University in Petersburg, VA.

Liberty senior Amanda Hazy and junior Matthew Dalton received a $500 research grant for their presentation. Their proposal for the grant is located below under "Additional Files."

An article on their achievement may be read here.

Grant Proposal.pdf (18 kB)
Grant Proposal for "Analysis of Differential mRNA and miRNA Expression in Alzheimer’s Disease Mouse Model"