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Craig Myrum

Craig Myrum, Ph.D., is a post-doctoral IRTA fellow at NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA) in the Neurocognitive Aging Section (NAS) of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroscience (LBN). His work focuses on how a key memory-related gene, Arc, is disrupted in a well-established rat model of cognitive aging. Craig is a member of FelCom and is the current Outreach Officer, aiming to disseminate the activities of NIH fellows. Outside of the lab, he enjoys marathon running, traveling, and most things that get him outdoors.

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Untangling Alzheimer’s Disease — Searching for Biomarkers in Exosomes

Thursday, September 29, 2016

What if we could diagnose risk for Alzheimer’s before symptoms appeared? To address the challenge, in the Laboratory of Neurosciences at the IRP, Dr. Maja Mustapic searches for Alzheimer’s biomarkers using liquid biopsies.

Untangling Alzheimer’s Disease — Longitudinal Human Neuroimaging

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Murat Bilgel, NIH IRP postdoc, at his desk with brain scans

“The goal of my project is to study these earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease by constructing a timeline of changes in brain imaging and cognitive measures related to Alzheimer’s in a group of cognitively normal individuals,” postdoc Murat Bilgel explains.

Untangling Alzheimer’s Disease — DNA Damage in Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Given that Alzheimer’s is such a complex disease with many causes and pathways, it is not surprising that the search for effective treatments has proven difficult. So I spoke with Drs. Yujun Hou and Hyundong Song, postdoctoral fellows in the IRP’s Laboratory of Molecular Gerontology at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to learn more about their approaches to meeting the challenge.

Untangling Alzheimer’s Disease — September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Inspired by September’s World Alzheimer's Awareness Month and driven by my interest in cognitive aging and dementia, I'm asking my fellow IRP postdoctoral researchers about which approaches they believe hold promise for advancing our understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.

Fellowship, flowers, and food: Postdocs lend a hand at the Safra Family Lodge

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

When NIH postdocs aren’t looking through a microscope, pipetting, and perfusing in the lab, or writing and revising their latest manuscript, many volunteer their time to service in their communities. In fact, one of the eight NIH Fellows Committee (FelCom) subcommittees is devoted to just this.

It's Time for a Science FARE!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Speaking at the NIH Research Festival in September, Michael Gottesman, M.D., the NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research said, “The real research is being done by the fellows, by the students.” The FARE awards are meant to commend those researchers doing outstanding work at the NIH.