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VARI | 2013 Recent Publications Brundin, Patrik, and Jeffrey H. Kordower. In press. Neuropathology in transplants in Parkinson’s disease: implications for disease pathogenesis and the future of cell therapy. In Functional Neural Transplantation III, Amsterdam: Elsevier. Rey, Nolwen L., Elodie Angot, Christopher Dunning, Jennifer A. Steiner, and Patrik Brundin. In press. Accumulating evidence suggests that Parkinson’s disease is a prion-like disorder. In Research and Perspectives in Alzheimer’s Disease, Berlin: Springer. Tomé, Carla M. Lema, Trevor Tyson, Nolwen L. Rey, Stefan Grathwohl, Markus Britschgi, and Patrik Brundin. In press. Inflammation and a-synuclein’s prion-like behavior in Parkinson’s disease — is there a link? Molecular Neurobiology. Angot, Elodie, Jennifer A. Steiner, Carla M. Lema Tomé, Peter Ekström, Bengt Mattsson, Anders Björklund, and Patrik Brundin. 2012. Alpha-synuclein cell-to-cell transfer and seeding in grafted dopaminergic neurons in vivo. PLoS One 7(6): e39465. Jeon, Iksoo, Nayeon Lee, Jia-Yi Li, In-Hyun Park, Kyoung Sun Park, Jisook Moon, Soung Han Shim, Chunggab Choi, Da-Jeong Chang, Jihye Kwon, et al. 2012. Neuronal properties, in vivo effects, and pathology of a Huntington’s disease patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells. Stem Cells 30(9): 2054–2062. Paul, Gesine, Ilknur Özen, Nicolaj S. Christophersen, Thomas Reinbothe, Johan Bengzon, Edward Visse, Kararina Jansson, Karin Dannaeus, Catarina Henriques-Oliveira, Laurent Roybon, et al. 2012. The adult human brain harbors multipotent perivascular mesenchymal stem cells. PLoS One 7(4): e35577. Tyson, Trevor, and Patrik Brundin. 2012. VPS41-mediated neuroprotection in a Caenorhabditis elegans model of Parkinson’s disease. Future Neurology 7(3): 255–258. 13

Ting-Tung (Anthony) Chang, Ph.D. Small-Animal Imaging Facility/Laboratory of Translational Imaging Dr. Chang received a B.S. degree in medical imaging and radiological sciences from Chang Gung University (Taoyuan, Taiwan) and his Ph.D. degree in medical physics (CAMPEP), specializing in diagnostic imaging physics, from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He received advanced imaging training at Yale University and at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science. Dr. Chang joined VARI in 2010 as a Research Assistant Professor and Director of the Small-Animal Imaging Facility. From left: Bozio, Dieffenbach, Dykstra, Peck, Li, Holly, Chang, Nelson Staff Students Visiting Scientist Adjunct Faculty Shihong Li, Ph.D. Amy Nelson Anderson Peck, M.S.E. Ryan Bozio, B.S. Zachary Dieffenbach Michael Dykstra Brittany Holly Yasmeen Robinson Samhita Rhodes, Ph.D. Ewa Komorowska-Timek, M.D. Zheng (Jim) Wang, Ph.D. 14

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