Rafael Linden
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Rafael Linden


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M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, and currently a Full Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Neurogenesis, and former Director of the Institute of Biophysics Carlos Chagas Filho at UFRJ. Research work directed at mechanisms of development of the central nervous system, neurodegeneration, and gene therapy. Best known for contributions to the understanding of the control of programmed cell death in the central nervous system, and more recently, for studies of the functional properties of the prion protein, involved in the pathogenesis of both spongiform encephalopathies and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
February 1977
Instituto de Biofísica
Scientist and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenesis.