Evers receives grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation

Bret Evers, M.D., Ph.D.
Bret M. Evers, M.D., Ph.D.

Bret M. Evers, M.D., Ph.D., senior neuropathology fellow, has received a grant from the Carl B. and Florence E. King Foundation Endowed Fund in Alzheimer’s Disease Research. 

This $40,000, one-year grant will support research into characterizing disease-associated alterations within brain lipid species (the lipidome) in various subtypes of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). 

Results from this work will not only have implications in furthering the understanding of the cellular basis of neurodegeneration but also in identifying novel disease-specific lipid biomarkers useful in the preclinical diagnosis and monitoring of these diseases.

Charles L. White, III, M.D., Professor and Director of Neuropathology, and Joachim Herz, M.D., Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Director of the Center for Translational Neurodegeneration Research, will act as co-principal investigators.