Aleister J. Saunders, Ph.D.

After receiving his B.S. at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Saunders earned his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed two post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard Medical School, focusing on functional genomics and human genetics. He currently is an associate professor at Drexel University and director of the RNAi Resource Center laboratory.

Funded Research

These projects were made possible from Cure Alzheimer's Fund support.

Project Description Researchers Funding
miRNAs in AD Pathology 2009


Selected Publications

These published papers resulted from Cure Alzheimer’s Fund support.

Chakraborty, R., Vepuri, V., Mhatre, S. D., Paddock, B. E., Miller, S., Michelson, S. J., Delvadia, R., Desai, A., Vinokur, M., Melicharek, D. J., Utreja, S., Khandelwal, P., Ansaloni, S., Goldstein, L. E., Moir, R. D., Lee, J. C., Tabb, L. P., Saunders, A. J., & Marenda, D. R. Characterization of a Drosophila Alzheimer’s disease model: pharmacoogical rescue of cognitive defects, PLoS One, June 6, 2011, Read More

Crenshaw, E., Leung, B. P., Kwok, C. K., Sharoni, M., Olson, K., Sebastian, N. P., Ansaloni, S., Schweitzer-Stenner, R., Akins, M. R., Bevilacqua, P. C., & Saunders, A. J. Amyloid precursor protein translation is regulated by a 3′ UTR Guanine Quadruplex, PLoS One, November 30, 2015, Read More