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Professor of Neuroscience, Tufts University School of Medicine

Giuseppina Tesco is a neurologist who studies Alzheimer’s disease using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells to model Alzheimer’s disease in vitro. This approach can lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms of neurodegeneration and development of patient-specific therapies.  

“Science requires innovation. Most of the time, to obtain NIH funding, we are required to propose projects that are already in progress and are low risk. We need to be able to have funding to explore high-risk, high-reward ideas. 

“The support of Cure Alzheimer’s Fund has been essential to support projects at very early stages. With such support I have been able to produce preliminary data to apply for NIH grants.”