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Research in our laboratory focuses on the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate neuronal survival and differentiation and the events underlying HIV neuropathology, particularly in the context of drug abuse. We are interested in the roles of chemokines in the CNS and the interaction of chemokine receptors with other major neurotransmitter or neuropeptide receptor systems, such as glutamate and opioid receptors. The long-term goal of our research is to characterize both neuroprotective and deleterious actions of chemokines in the brain and identify therapeutic strategies for treatment of neuroAIDS and other neurological disorders caused by alterations of neuroimmune regulatory mechanisms. Read More

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The Lab is Hiring!

The Meucci lab has open positions for a senior scientist and…
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James Defended His Master’s Thesis!

Congratulations to James Johnson for successfully defending his…
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New publication on opioid control of iron transport

Dr. Elena Irollo and colleagues from the Meucci lab recently…
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Jared Defended His PhD Thesis!

Congratulations to Jared Luchetta for successfully defending…
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We’re hiring a research assistant!

Research/Laboratory Assistant Job Overview: The research…
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New publication on US9 fusion proteins to control amyloidogenesis

Dr. Renato Brandimarti and colleagues from the lab published…
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Chunta wins elevator talk competition

Chunta participated in our trainee elevator talks competition…
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We’re hiring a postdoc!

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MERIT award extension

We received a five-year extension of our R37 MERIT (method to…