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Francheska Delgado-Peraza, Ph.D.
Title: Post Doc IRTA
Office(s): Human Neuroscience Section
Phone Number: 410-864-6525
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Dr. Delgado-Peraza acquired her Ph.D. in Anatomy with Neuroscience Tract at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus, San Juan, PR. She joined Dr. Dimitrios Kapogiannis group at NIA, where they have pioneered the development of methods for isolating extracellular vesicles enriched for neuronal and astrocytic origin from peripheral blood and have utilized them as a source of biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. Her current work demonstrates strong correlations of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenic proteins in extracellular vesicles and brain tissues suggesting that extracellular vesicles may be used to precisely characterize individual patients for multiple pathologies, contributing to the development of Precision Medicine. These findings are novel and constitute a powerful validation of circulating extracellular vesicles as liquid biopsy biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Delgado-Peraza research interests include to continue interrogating the molecular cargo of extracellular vesicles as they may offer a window into the brain and help us identify novel therapeutic targets and reveal critical times for therapeutic intervention in Alzheimer’s disease and potentially in other brain pathologies.