Jeffrey Savas, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Neurology, Medicine and Pharmacology, Northwestern University


Dr. Jeffrey Savas received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from New York University School and performed his postdoctoral training at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. The Savas Lab opened at Northwestern University in February of 2015. The goal of its research is to advance the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for synaptic dysfunction in neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Savas want to understand how altered protein degradation pathways contribute to neurodegeneration and impair neuronal function and cognition. He is particularly interested in determining how perturbed protein degradation pathways cause synapses collapse in AD. To achieve these goals, his lab uses biochemistry and chemical biology with mass spectrometry-based proteomic analysis.

 

Funded Research

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