Dave Schubert

Professor and Laboratory Head

Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory

Salk Institute for Biological Studies - News

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More evidence shows natural plant compound may reduce mental effects of aging

LA JOLLA—Salk scientists have found further evidence that a natural compound in strawberries reduces cognitive deficits and inflammation associated with aging in mice. The work, which appeared in the Journals …


Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells

LA JOLLA–Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with …


Experimental drug targeting Alzheimer’s disease shows anti-aging effects

LA JOLLA–Salk Institute researchers have found that an experimental drug candidate aimed at combating Alzheimer’s disease has a host of unexpected anti-aging effects in animals.

The Salk team expanded upon their …


Analysis of African plant reveals possible treatment for aging brain

LA JOLLA—For hundreds of years, healers in São Tomé e Príncipe—an island off the western coast of Africa—have prescribed cata-manginga leaves and bark to their patients. These pickings from the …


Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer’s disease in mice

LA JOLLA—A chemical that’s found in fruits and vegetables from strawberries to cucumbers appears to stop memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer’s disease in mice, scientists at the Salk Institute for …


Salk scientists develop drug that slows Alzheimer’s in mice

LA JOLLA, CA—A drug developed by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, known as J147, reverses memory deficits and slows Alzheimer’s disease in aged mice following short-term treatment. …


Alzheimer’s drug candidate may be first to prevent disease progression

LA JOLLA, CA—A new drug candidate may be the first capable of halting the devastating mental decline of Alzheimer’s disease, based on the findings of a study published in PLoS …


Flavonoids could represent two-fisted assault on diabetic complications and nervous system disorders

LA JOLLA, CA—A recent study from scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies suggests that a strawberry a day (or more accurately, 37 of them) could keep not just …


Compound derived from curry spice is neuroprotective against stroke and traumatic brain injury

LA JOLLA, CA—A synthetic derivative of the curry spice turmeric, made by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, dramatically improves the behavioral and molecular deficits seen in …


Natural compound shows promise against Huntington’s disease

LA JOLLA, CA–Fisetin, a naturally occurring compound found in strawberries and other fruits and vegetables, slows the onset of motor problems and delays death in three models of Huntington’s disease, …


Stem Cells Yield New Clues to Glut of Glial Cells in Down’s Syndrome, Glioblastoma, and Alzheimer’s Disease

La Jolla, CA—A newly identified molecular pathway that directs stem cells to produce glial cells yields insights into the neurobiology of Down’s syndrome and a number of central nervous system …


New pathway is a common thread in age-related neurodegenerative diseases

La Jolla, CA–How are neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s initiated, and why is age the major risk factor? A recent study of a protein called MOCA (Modifier of Cell Adhesion), …


Salk study links diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

La Jolla, CA – Diabetic individuals have a significantly higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease but the molecular connection between the two remains unexplained. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute …


Education

BA, Chemistry, Indiana University
Graduate student with Mel Cohn, Salk Institute
PhD, Cell Biology, UCSD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Cell Biology, Nobel Laureate Francois Jacob, Pasteur Institute, Paris


Awards & Honors

  • 1993 Jacob Javits Award
  • Zenith Award, Alzheimer's Association
  • 1986 Jacob Javits Award

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