Heng Du receives RO1 grant

Congratulations to associate professor Heng Du on receiving an RO1 grant from the National Institutes of Health entitled “mtDNA Leakage and Sting-Dependent Microglial Innate Immune Response in Alzheimer's Disease.”Heng Du

The grant is funded for $2,374,430 and runs from 2022 to 2026.

This funded project addresses a novel mechanism of microglial activation and the associated brain pathology in Alzheimer's disease. The results will provide a novel strategy for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and will impact our understanding of brain pathology in other neurodegenerative diseases such as Diffuse Lewy Body disease and Down syndrome.