The Bluefield Project AwARDS its First Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Bluefield Project to Cure FTD congratulates Michael Ward, M.D., Ph.D., recipient of the first Bluefield Postdoctoral Fellowship. Dr. Ward is a physician scientist who trained in developmental neuroscience and molecular biology at Washington University in Saint Louis. He is currently Chief Resident in Neurology at UCSF where, under the guidance of Dr. Bruce Miller at UCSF’s Memory and Aging Center, he has focused his clinical efforts on the relationship between the immune system and dementia. As a Shupin Fellow at UCSF, he spent 6 months in Dr. Robert Farese’s laboratory in the fall of 2010 investigating the function of progranulin. He will join the Farese Lab in July, 2011 for a postdoctoral fellowship to study the roles of progranulin and granulin peptides in the pathogenesis of FTD. The Bluefield Postdoctoral Fellowship provides two years of salary support and is awarded annually to a postdoctoral fellow in a CFR member lab who is conducting basic, translational or clinical research on FTD.