Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2020

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. Maria Figueiredo-Pereira

Second Advisor

Dr. Patricia Rockwell

Academic Program Adviser

Olorunseun Ogunwobi


Microglia are the resident immune cells of the CNS and constitute about 10% of all cells in the CNS. They have a vital role in Alzheimer’s pathogenesis as either cytotoxic or neuroprotective. Recent efforts are being put into repurposing drugs to target the microglia to treat Alzheimer’s disease.



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