Martha Foiani

Martha Foiani

I am currently working on my PhD project in which I will try to differentiate tauopathies from TDP-43opathies in addition to classifying the various tauopathies. I will be doing this by cutting, with a laser, parts of post mortem brain tissue of patients with tau inclusions and with TDP-43 inclusions. I will then identify how the tau species differ from each other and develop methods to detect these species in blood and cerebrospinal fluid taken from a lumbar puncture. The results from my research will help support clinical diagnosis of FTD and in the future help to develop effective treatment.