Marcus Westerman

Ph.D. 2001

Thesis Title:

Characterization and treatment of age-dependent cognitive decline in a transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

Current Position:

Physician, Psychiatry, Park Nicollet - Melrose Center

Major Advisor(s):

Selected Publications:

  • Westerman MA, Cooper-Blacketer D, Mariash A, Kotilinek L, Kawarabayashi T, Younkin LH, Carlson GA, Younkin SG, Ashe KH. The relationship between Abeta and memory in the Tg2576 mouse model of Alzheimer's disease. J Neurosci. 2002;22:1858-1867.
  • Kotilinek LA, Bacskai B, Westerman M, Kawarabayashi T, Younkin L, Hyman BT, Younkin S, Ashe KH. Reversible memory loss in a mouse transgenic model of Alzheimer's disease. J. Neurosci. 2002;22:6331-6335
  • Duan WM, Westerman MA, Wong G, Low WC. Rat nigral xenografts survive in the brain of MHC class II-, but not class I-deficient mice. Neuroscience. 2002;115(2):495-504.
  • Duan WM, Westerman M, Flores T, Low WC. Survival of intrastriatal xenografts of ventral mesencephalic dopamine neurons from MHC-deficient mice to adult rats. Exp Neurol. 2001;167:108-117.
  • Duan WM, Zhao LR, Westerman M, Lovick D, Furcht LT, McCarthy JB, Low WC. Enhancement of nigral graft survival in rat brain with the systemic administration of synthetic fibronectin peptide. V. Neuroscience 2000;100:521-530.


Marcus Westerman