Mariana Acquarone, PhD

Staff Scientist

Washington University in St. Louis (WU)

With over 10 years of experience in the field of aging and neurodegenerative disease research, I have developed a deep understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying Parkinson`s disease, Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease, and aging. My research has focused on using embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technologies as powerful tools to dissect disease molecular mechanisms and for stem cell replacement therapy. I have also gained expertise in developing animal models of age-associated neurodegeneration (both murine and non-human primates) and the standard tests used to assess behavioral symptoms present in these models.