POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

The Division of Education directs training programs for Pennington Biomedical’s postdoctoral fellows. These programs are designed to train fellows to become productive research scientists capable of establishing independent scientific careers in biomedical research. Many of our fellows are sponsored by NIH Institutional Postdoctoral Training Grants.

Le Zhang, Ph.D.

Department/Laboratory:
Aging and Neurodegeneration

Education:
PhD, 2005, University of Lyon 1, Lyon, France

Mentor:
Keller, Jeffrey N.

Current Research:
Adipose functions, aging and neurodegeneration.

Other Research Interests:
Understanding adipose functions that modulate brain function and brain pathology during aging, particularly the ability of high fat diets to accelerate brain aging and to promote the development of age-related neurodegenerative diseases; Understanding the contribution of endothelial Nrf2 to the regulation of brain pathogenesis during aging and following high fat diet exposure; Understanding pathogenesis of the familial Alzheimer's disease cased by "Swedish" type mutation.