Thomas Le Metayer

International Masters Student Intern   (Sept 2017 - Jan 2018)

Born: Paris, France

Preparatory classes for “Grandes Écoles”: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth
     Sciences at Lycée Lakanal, Université Paris-XI, France
- “Molecular & Cellular Biology” Master's Degree Student at Agrocampus Ouest,
     Rennes, France
, plans to continue with a Ph.D.  

With the global population and life expectancy increasing, Alzheimer’s Disease has become the most common case of neurodegenerative disease in the world. Not only is it the seventh cause of death in the world (OMS, 2015) but also an emotional burden for the patient and their relatives. To help relieve them of this through a better understanding of the cause and mechanisms of the disease and as part of my Master’s Degree curriculum, I joined the Thinakaran Lab at UChicago. Here, I studied the role of BIN1 protein and to what extent it is involved in Alzheimer’s Disease.

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