A friend of mine asked me to pass thing along to show your support for important research and supporting research for women’s health. Please consider voting and supporting today.
Kimberly Glass is a postdoctoral fellow who works with me. She applied for a fellowship from the Geoffrey Beene Foundation to explore sexual dimorphism in Alzheimer’s disease–trying to understand why women develop the disease earlier and with twice the frequency as men. Kimbie used a new method that teases out networks of interacting genes that we developed to analyze existing data that people had looked at extensively before–without any real insight. Kimbie found that a big part of what drives the disease are genes that respond to estrogen and androgen signalling. While not surprising because it is so sensible, this is the first time that anyone has seen it. It suggests new approaches to prevention and treatment. Kimbie was one of three finalists for funds to conduct further research, which is good news.
We are neck and neck with another group and we need support to pull ahead. You can vote as a member of the Scientific Community, as a Citizen Scientist, or both (as long as you have two e-mail addresses).
And you can VOTE TODAY (LAST DAY OF VOTING).
Please take a few minutes today and tomorrow morning, visit http://geoffreybeenechallenge.
Kimberly Glass, PhD
John Quackenbush, PhD
CV Kimberly Glass (PDF)
CV John Quackenbush (PDF)