Jeff Smith

By March 7, 2017
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The broader aim of Jeff’s research group is to understand the cellular-molecular mechanisms that underlie nervous system function in health and neurodegenerative disease, and to elucidate pathways for pharmacologically based therapies for disease. He is particularly interested in Alzheimer’s disease, copper biology, and stroke. To facilitate these aims he investigates how intracellular signal transduction mechanisms can modulate the molecular functions of ion exchangers, neurotransmitter receptors, voltage gated ion channels, and metabolite transporters in brain cells and slices. Jeff serves a member of the CSU-Pueblo, Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR) Steering Committee and was awarded initial funding from ICR in fall of 2016.