Audrey S. Dickey
Assistant Professor in Neurology

By incorporating different and novel approaches, my team is able to make connections not readily apparent and follow up with comprehensive experiments to thoroughly test the hypothesis. Basic molecular/cellular benchwork is vital to defining aspects of the problem and early testing of solutions, and I stress the translation of these results from bench to bedside.  Broadly, my research is focused on determining how alterations in activity of a transcription factor can have wide-ranging downstream effects on multiple cellular pathways and other regulatory mechanisms (miRNAs) in healthy and disease states. I integrate Next-Gen sequencing, neuroscience, biochemistry, primary neurons, and preclinical trials with mouse models to generate and test novel therapeutic interventions in Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  I am also fascinated by how mitochondria can affect the development of neurons, and their response to ‘insult’ whether stroke or disease.   I enjoy training and mentoring other scientists to undertake meaningful large-scale research projects and achieve high-quality results in a timely fashion. 


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