Kristen Onos, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Studying how different genetic backgrounds and experience mediate disease onset, disease progression and resiliency.

Kristen Onos, PhD is a Research Scientist in the Howell lab. She is focused on improving preclinical to clinical translation of mouse models of neurodegeneration and drug testing. Her primary interests revolve around how changes in bioenergetics influence vascular function and glial activation. She is also an active member of the MODEL-AD consortium and a strong advocate for open science.

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Grants, honors and accomplishments

July 2017                                     Selected as Maine Alfond Leader

May 2017                                     IBANGS Travel Award

September 2016 - current          Nathan Shock Center of Excellence Project Pilot Award, National Institute on Aging

"Investigating the complex interactions between APOE and TREM2, the major genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease"

March 2014 - March 2016          T-32 Developmental Genetics Award

"Understanding cell-specific role of Bin1 in development, aging and Alzheimer's disease"