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Student Name | PhD Program | Undergraduate Institution

Tamar Berger
Undergrad   Stanford University, BA, 2007
Year   MD/PhD 6, JGSBS-4
Mentor   Dr. Diane Merry
PhD Program

Research Interests

Hobbies/Interests   Playing ‘cello; avoiding zombies.
Favorite Places/Things
to Do in Philadelphia
  Going to concerts at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts while my samples incubate in the Kimmel Cancer Center.
Honors/Awards   JGSBS Alumni Travel Award - 2012; Sigma Xi GIAR recipient - 2010; Departmental award for “Distinction in the Major” - 2007; ‘Bingham Fund for Innovation’ recipient – 2007
Publications   Sharman MJ, Morici M, Hone E, Berger T, Taddei K, Martins IJ, Lim WL, Singh S, Wenk MR, Ghiso J, Buxbaum JD, Gandy S, Martins, RN. (2010), APOE genotype results in differential effects on the peripheral clearance of amyloid-beta42 in APOE knock-in and knock-out mice. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010;21(2):403-9.

Sharman MJ, Shui G, Fernandis AZ, Lim WL, Berger T, Hone E, Taddei K, Martins IJ, Ghiso J, Buxbaum JD, Gandy S, Wenk MR, Martins RN. Profiling brain and plasma lipids in human APOE epsilon2, epsilon3, and epsilon4 knock-in mice using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. J Alzheimers Dis. 2010 Apr; 20(1):105-11.

Martins, I., Berger T., Sharman, M., Verdile G., Fuller S., Martins, R. N. (2009) Cholesterol metabolism and transport in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease. J. Neurochem. 111, 1275-1308.

Guanghou S*, Sharman MJ*, Berger T, Lim F, Hone E, Taddei K, Martins IJ, Wenk M, Gandy S and Martins RN. Lipidomic screening examining the effect of APOE genotype on lipid intermediates in young and old APOE ε3 and ε4 mice. Neurobiology of Aging. (in review)

Martins RN, Sharman M, Taddei K, Martins I, Hone E, Berger, Tamar. Isoform-specific effects of Apoe on beta-amyloid clearance of beta and lipid metabolism. ICAD (Poster & Oral presentation) July/August 2008.

Berger, T.. “Save the Land.” Jerusalem Post; Apr 7, 2005; pg. 16.
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