Dr Wade Self
Place of work / study:
University of Chicago, (Mentor: Dr. Sam Sisodia)
Area of Research:
Understanding how the gut microbiome influences amyloid deposition in preclinical models of familial Alzheimer’s Disease.
How is your work funded?
Grants from Non-Profit Organisations (still awaiting my first grant!)
Tell us a little about yourself:
I received my PhD in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis in 2018 under the guidance of Dr. Tim Miller and Dr. Randy Bateman. After the completion of my dissertation, I accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship at AbbVie Inc., in the Department of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics. I recently joined in the Sisodia lab in the Department of Neurobiology at the University of Chicago. My research experience spans preclinical disease models as well as human observational and randomized controlled trials of neurodegenerative disease.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I am a massive musical theatre fan, particularly anything involving Stephen Sondheim.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
I have lost two grandparents to neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Systems Atrophy), and I dream of the world where no one lives with these devastating, progressive conditions.