News of 2022
- January 2022: Maxime's review on the importance of the locus coeruleus system in sleep for aging and Alzheimer's disease has been accepted for publication in Sleep Medicine Reviews! Congrats Maxime!!
- January 2022: Chris was invited to deliver the Year In Review of clinical studies on the Neuromodulatory Subcortical Systems for the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment! Well done Chris!
- January - February 2022: Welcome to two new blue spotters in Boston: Courtney Maa started as a clinical research coordinator on the WALLe project (transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation, 7T fMRI and cognition): Elouise Koops started as postdoctoral fellow on locus coeruleus metabolism and tau propagation.
- February 2022: The Jacobs Lab was awarded a grant by the Alzheimer's Association to investigate the locus coeruleus, sleep architecture and Alzheimer's disease pathology. This project is in close collaboration with our postdoctoral fellow Dr. Maxime Van Egroo and with Prof. Eus Van Someren (Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience)
- March 2022: Hard work of our blue spotters is now out: Heidi's work on locus coeruleus imaging in autosomal dominant Alzheimer's disease was published in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Prokopis & Nina worked on locus coeruleus function during novelty and its association with amyloid-related cognitive decline. This was published in Nature Communications. Linda's work on the relationship between worry about cognition, memory performance and locus coeruleus activity was published in Brain Sciences. Congratulations!!!
- April 2022: Welcome to two blue spotters in Boston. Emma Wiklund started as clinical research coordinator on the LOCUST project, and our postdoctoral fellow Maxime Van Egroo came from Maastricht to Boston to work together on setting up the best pipelines for processing 7T brainstem data.
- July - August 2022: Between July 30 and August 4, our blue spotters will attend the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in San Diego. .Maxime, Chris and Prokopis will present on Saturday during ISTAART's PIA Day. On Monday, Joost will present his work (poster). On Monday, Maxime will have a lightening round presentation and Elise will present her poster. On Tuesday, Nina and Prokopis will have their poster presentations. On Wednesday, Heidi will give a talk on her latest findings during a featured research session from the NSS PIA. We look forward to meet you!
- September 2022: Two new blue spotters!! During the summer, Brooke McConaghy has started her coop position (Northeastern University) in our group and in September, Truley Juneau joined our group as clinical research coordinator on the WALLe project!! Welcome!
- December 2022: We are ending the year with lots of celebrations: First, Roy van Hooren has successfully defended his dissertation!! Congrats Dr. van Hooren, what an achievement! Second, many members of our lab have joined efforts and written a review on the state-of-the-art of imaging of the neuromodulatory subcortical systems. This is now published in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews! Congrats to everyone! Finally, we are looking for a new colleague and have an open position for a PhD-student in Maastricht on in vivo 7T imaging of the brainstem, postmortem imaging, wearables and cognition. Reach out to us if you have questions.