Diego Enrique Rincon-Limas, Ph.D.

Title
Assistant Professor
Department
Department of Neurology
Institution
University of Florida
Address
L3-100 McKnight Brain Institute
1149 South Newell Drive, Rm L3-100
City, State, Zip
Gainesville, FL 32610
Country
United States
Phone
(352) 273-9689
E-mail
diego.rincon[at]neurology.ufl.edu
Website
http://neurology.ufl.edu/divisions-2/neuroscience/diego-rincon-limas-ph-d/
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
1995
Country Of Origin
Mexico
Mentor Name
Juan Botas, Ph.D.

Research

Neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer�s disease, microsatellite expansion disorders and prion diseases, are some of the most dreaded conditions in our society and constitute one of the major challenges of modern medicine. This is because the mechanisms involved in their pathologies are poorly understood and because there are no effective therapies to avoid their fatal outcome. My laboratory focuses on the development and application of new technologies to define the molecular pathways leading to neurodegeneration and to identify potential therapeutic targets. To do so, we are taking a multidisciplinary approach combining Drosophila genetics, neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, proteomics, optogenetics and systems biology.