Anna Orr, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1650 Owens St|
San Francisco CA 94107
|The J. David Gladstone Institutes||Staff Scientist||2016||Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease|
|The J. David Gladstone Institutes||Research Scientist||2014||Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease|
|The J. David Gladstone Institutes and UCSF||Postdoctoral fellow||2013||Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and the Department of Neurology|
|Emory University, Atlanta, GA||Ph.D.||2008||Neuroscience Graduate Program|
|Allegheny College, Meadville, PA||B.S.||2002||Neuroscience, Psychology (Magna cum laude)|
|The J. David Gladstone Institutes||2015||Alan Kaganov Scholar|
|Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, UCSF||2015||Resource Allocation Program Pilot Grant for Junior Investigators|
|National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH)||2014||K99 Pathway to Independence Career Award|
|National Institute on Aging (NIA/NIH)||2011||F32 National Research Service Award|
|National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS/NIH)||2006||F31 National Research Service Award|
|Society for Neuroscience||2013||Postdoctoral Fellow Travel Award|
|Society for Neuroscience||2005||Graduate Student Travel Award|
Our goal is to understand the roles of glial cells in CNS health and disease. In particular, we investigate how receptor signaling in astrocytes and microglia affects cognitive function and neurodegeneration. Insights gained from our exploratory and preclinical studies are used to better understand the causes of disease and help develop new therapies for neurological disorders.
Dr. Orr received her bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from Allegheny College in 2002 and earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Emory University in 2008. She completed postdoctoral training at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease in 2013. Her research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UCSF, and the Alan Kaganov Scholarship. She is a recipient of the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Career Award from the National Institute on Aging and currently a Staff Scientist at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCSF.
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