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Department

Neuroscience

Simon Levy

Graduate Student

Personal Statement:

Tauopathies, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease, are characterized by the accumulation of tau protein in the brain. Alterations in the nuclear envelope structure have been shown to occur in human Alzheimer’s disease brain tissue and in transgenic fruit fly models of tauopathy. Simon’s research focuses on investigating the effects of these changes on the nucleocytoplasmic RNA export machinery to elucidate possible pathogenic mechanisms of mutant tau protein.
Hometown
Däniken, Switzerland
Lab Association
Bess Frost, Ph.D.
Hobbies and Interests
Hiking, Video Games, Politics, and Skiing.


Education

MS, Life Science and Technologies, Neuroscience focus
BS, Life Science and Technologies
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) - Lausanne, Switzerland

Awards & Accomplishments

Award for best Master Thesis in Neuroscience – 2015

News

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting – San Diego, CA. – November 2016
Korecka, JA., Tablot, S., Levy, S., de Leeuw, SM., Terpstra, ML., Osborn, TM., Hallett, PJ., Jodelka, FM., Woolf, CJ., Hastings, ML., Isacson, O. : Dysregulation of ER stress response and calcium homeostasis in human iPSC-derived neurons carrying LRRK2 G2019S mutation (Poster)
Moloney, EB., Levy, S., Korecka, JA., Isacson, O. and Hallett, PJ. : Altered lysosomal stress markers in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease and following pharmacological-induced lysosomal dysfunction via glucocerebrosidase inhibition (Poster)
Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting – Chicago, IL. – October 2015
Korecka, JA., Levy, S., Terpstra, ML., Dinesh, DC., Christensen, DP., Osborn, TM., Hallett, PJ., Jodelka. FM., Hastings, ML., Isacson, O. : Mitochondrial dysfunction and ER stress response in human iPSC-derived neurons carrying LRRK2 G2019S mutation (Poster)
Cell Symposia Multifaceted Mitochondria Conference – Chicago, IL. – July 2015
Korecka, JA., Levy, S., Terpstra, ML., Dinesh, DC., Christensen, DP., Osborn, TM., Hallett, PJ., Isacson, O. : Mitochondrial dysfunction in human iPSC-derived neurons carrying LRRK2 G2019S mutation (Poster)

Publications

Korecka, JA, Levy, S and Isacson, O (2016) In vivo modeling of neuronal function, axonal impairment and connectivity in neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric disorders using induced pluripotent stem cells Mol Cell Neurosci Jun;73:3-12. doi: 10.1016/j.mcn.2015.12.004. Epub 2015 Dec 10