Yidan Lu

Student NameYidan Lu
Faculty Mentor NameZhihui Yang, Ph.D.
CollegeCollege of Medicine
MinorPlant molecular and cellular biology
Research InterestsAlzheimer’s disease, infectious disease
Academic AwardsUniversity of Florida Dean’s List: Fall 2017, Fall 2018
University Scholars Program: 2020
Davis UWC Scholarship: August 2017 — May 2021
Hobbies and Interestsphotography, ukulele

Research Project

Examination of Neuroprotective Effects of Novel GFAP Antibody Treatment in AD Mouse Models?

Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that happens progressively. It is age-dependent, and patients show dementia symptoms. The symptoms usually worsen over several years. Recently, more and more countries step into aged society, especially for those in North Europe and East Asia. Alzheimer’s disease is becoming a significant concern in public health. Unfortunately, no effective treatment today. Research on this disease is highly needed.
In this project, we test the effects of GFAP antibodies on AD mice. MRI and behavioral tests will be applied and certain points. At the end of the breeding, we will conduct biochemistry assays.