Graduate Student Receives Award From The University Of Pittsburgh's Center For Protein Conformational Diseases

Tarun BhatiaTarun Bhatia, a graduate student of Pharmacology in Dr. Rehana Leak's laboratory, has received a $29,500 fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Protein Conformational Diseases. These funds will support a cross-institutional collaboration between the Leak lab and the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey Brodsky at the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Bhatia will examine the therapeutic potential of chaperone proteins in preclinical cellular and animal models of Lewy body disorders.

"I am extremely grateful for this award from the CPCD and would like to extend my gratitude to Dr. Jeff Brodsky and the University of Pittsburgh," Bhatia said. "I am deeply thankful to my advisor, Dr. Rehana Leak, a constant source of encouragement and scientific insights. With this award, we hope to advance our understanding of protein misfolding in Lewy body diseases."

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