Donate to Dr. Agalliu’s Lab: UC Irvine PANDAS Research

Dr AgalliuPANDAS is excited to give donors an easy way to contribute to Dr. Dritan Agalliu’s PANDAS research!

Dr. Dritan Agalliu studies the molecular, cellular and genetic analysis of mammalian blood-brain barrier development and the role of the barrier in disease pathogenesis. Dr. Agalliu research plans to explain the mechanisms that break down the blood-brain barrier in PANDAS. This knowledge will enable the development of therapies to prevent immune cell or antibody entry into the nervous system, thereby providing long-term treatment for PANDAS.

The laboratory is investigating two fundamental issues in the biology of the mammalian blood-brain barrier (BBB): 1) the mechanisms governing development and maintenance of the barrier; and 2) how structural components of the BBB are affected in diseases of the brain and spinal cord where barrier function is impaired.


Donate to Dr. Agalliu’s research at
Area of Support: Biological Sciences – Gift Designation : “PANDAS Research”.

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