Efrat Levy

Efrat Levy, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Pathology
Center for Dementia Research, Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
140 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg, NY 10962
Office: 845-398-5540
Lab: 845-398-5539 / 845-398-6669 / 845-398-6664
Email: efrat.levy@nyumc.org
Website: http://cdr.rfmh.org/
Lab Website

KEY INTERESTS:
Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer’s disease, Murine models, cytoprotection.

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS:
Graduate Education: PhD in Cell Biology at The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Postdoctoral Training: NYUDepartments of Biochemistry and Pathology
Academic Appointments: 
1993: Assistant professor in Pharmacology and Pathology
2003: Associate professor in Psychiatry and Pharmacology

Major Responsibilities: Course Director

RESEARCH INTERESTS:
The research focus of Dr. Efrat Levy’s laboratory has been the cellular and biochemical events that lead to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. These studies include the identification of mutations in familial forms of amyloidoses and the effect of the resultant amino acid substitution on amyloidogenesis; identification of factors that affect the generation of amyloid proteins, that inhibit either the metabolism of the precursor protein or the tendency of the protein to aggregate into oligomeric and/or fibrillar forms; and study of neuroprotective proteins and the mechanisms of neuroprotection. These studies identify treatment targets for Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

LAB MEMBERS
Lori Belsioto, Research Technician
Steven DeRosa, Research Technician
Sebastien Gauthier, Research Scientist
GurjinderKaur, Research Scientist
Stephanie Lauer, Research Technician
Monika Pawlik, Research Scientist
Ajay Sharma, Research Technician