Staff Research Associate II
Diane Nathaniel is investigating cellular mechanisms controlling the aggregation and prion-like propagation of tau. She has developed cell-based reporter lines that monitor tau aggregation by Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer (FRET). In combination with functional genomics and biochemistry, she is seeking to characterize cellular pathways and possible therapeutic targets controlling tau aggregation and spread.
In the past, Diane has worked in the Anatol Kreitzer Lab at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease working with Alexandra Nelson utilizing histology and optical techniques to study movement disorders in mouse models. In her spare time, Diane pursues many hobbies including theater, singing and art.