Welcome to the Feany Lab!
In our laboratory we have created fruit fly models of human
neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease,
and a number of less common disorders. We have used these models to study the
pathogenesis of the human disorders, with an emphasis on unbiased forward genetic screens.
Candidate pathways and mechanisms discovered through large scale screening in flies are then
validated in a variety of mammalian systems, including rodent models, patient derived neurons and glia,
and patient samples.
Postdoctoral opportunities are currently available! Please contact Mel Feany.