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Bruce Lamb, PhD, received his undergraduate degree in biology at Swarthmore College and his doctoral degree in molecular biology at the University of Pennsylvania in the laboratory of Dr. Davor Solter, where he studied the control of gene expression during early mouse development. Dr. Lamb was subsequently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Dr. John Gearhart’s laboratory, where he developed technologies to introduce large genomic regions of DNA into the germline of mice in efforts to create mouse models of the dosage imbalance observed in Down syndrome (human trisomy 21). Dr. Lamb joined the Department of Genetics at Case Western Reserve University in 1996 and moved to the Department of Neurosciences at Cleveland Clinic in 2005.
Dr. Lamb is a member of several grant review panels for the National Institutes of Health and the Alzheimer's Association. In addition, Dr. Lamb reviews manuscripts for numerous scientific journals. Dr. Lamb is also a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Cleveland Alzheimer's Association chapter and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Alzheimer's Research Forum.
The primary focus of Dr. Lamb's laboratory is to utilize transgenic mice to study the molecular basis of complex human genetic diseases. More specifically, we have developed genetic models of Alzheimer’s disease by introducing different human genes carrying Alzheimer’s disease-causing mutations into mice. Importantly, we have demonstrated that these mice develop numerous biochemical, behavioral and neuropathological features of Alzheimer’s disease. We have been continuing to characterize these mice in terms of numerous molecular biological, biochemical, behavioral and neuropathological criteria that will help us determine the effect of these Alzheimer’s disease gene mutations on in vivo biological function and dysfunction. In addition, we are utilizing the YAC transgenic mice to examine the effect of various modifiers and potential therapies of Alzheimer’s disease in a unique model system.
Alzheimer's Disease, mouse models, genetic modifiers, beta amyloid metabolism
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