Congratulations to Thomas Hougard, a graduate student in the MSTP/MICaB program at the University of Minnesota, working in Michael Farrar's lab, on receiving his first F30 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The award, titled "The Role of Regulatory T Cells in Alzheimer's Disease," will support Tom's research and training as he progresses toward becoming an exceptional physician/clinician-scientist.

Tom's research will investigate the role of regulatory T cells (Treg) in Alzheimer's Disease, aiming to uncover insights into how Treg populations are diminished and dysfunctional in this condition. His work will explore the potential of increasing the number and improving the function of Treg cells to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's Disease.

Currently in his second year of the Ph.D. phase within the Farrar Lab and his fourth year overall in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD) at the University of Minnesota, Tom is poised to make significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease.