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Taihung "Peter" Duong

Assistant Dean and Director

Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Indiana University School of Medicine.

Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine (Joint appointment)

Professor of Life Sciences, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana (Joint appointment).

Research Professor, Applied Biology and Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre Haute, Indiana.

Ph. D, Department of Anatomy, University of California at Los Angeles, 1989

B.A., Department of Biology, Whittier College, Whittier, California, 1977

  • Outstanding Basic Science Professor Award voted by the graduating classes of 1995-2004 and 2006
  • Trustee Teaching Award awarded by the Indiana University Trustees and School of Medicine 2001-2006
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award 2004

  • Indiana University School of Medicine Committees

  • Admissions Committee, member
  • Data Driven Decision (3D) Design Committee, member

  • My research interests focus on the mechanisms of brain aging and associated disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. Studies are conducted in autopsied human brain tissues, senescent animal models and neuronal cultures, using a range of techniques including biochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, histology, histochemistry, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, tissue culture and stereology.

    Selected publications:

    Scheibel, A.B., Duong, T. & Tomiyasu, U. (1987) Denervation microangiopathy in senile dementia, Alzheimer type. Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders, 1(1), 19-37.

    Scheibel, A.B., & Duong, T. (1988) On the possible relationship of cortical microvascular pathology to blood-brain barrier changes in Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging 9, 41-42.

    Jacobs, R.W., Duong, T., Jones, R.E., Trapp, G.A., & Scheibel, A.B. (1989) A reexamination of aluminum in Alzheimer's disease: Analysis by energy dispersive x-ray microprobe and flameless atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Canadian Journal of the Neurological Sciences 16, 498-503.

    Scheibel, A.B., Duong, T., & Jacobs, R. (1989) Alzheimer's Disease as a Capillary Dementia. Annals of Medicine 21, 103-107.

    Duong, T., Pommier, E.C., & Scheibel, A.B. (1989) Immunodetection of the amyloid P component in Alzheimer's disease. Acta Neuropathologica 78, 429-437.

    Jacobs, R.W., Duong, T., & Scheibel, A.B. (1992) Immunohistochemical analysis of the basal forebrain in Alzheimer's disease. Molecular and Chemical Neuropathology 17, 1-20.

    Duong, T., Doucette, T., Zidenberg, N.A., Jacobs, R.W., & Scheibel, A.B. (1993) Microtubule-associated proteins tau and amyloid P component in Alzheimer's disease. Brain Research 603, 74-86.

    Duong, T., De Rosa, M.J., Poukens, V., Vinters, H.V., & Fisher, R.S. (1994) Neuronal cytoskeletal abnormalities in human cerebral cortical dysplasia. Acta Neuropathologica 87, 493-503.

    Duong, T. and Gallagher, K.A. (1994) Immunoreactivity patterns in neurofibrillary tangles of the inferior temporal cortex in Alzheimer's disease. Molecular and Chemical Neuropathology 22, 105-122.

    Duong, T., Nikolaeva, M., and Acton, P.J. (1997) C-reactive protein-like immunoreactivity in the neurofibrillary tangles of Alzheimer's disease. Brain Research 749, 152-156.

    Moga, M.M., and Duong, T. (1997) p75 Neurotrophin receptor immunoreactivity in the aged human hypothalamus. Neuroscience Letters 231, 9-12.

    Duong, T., Acton, P.J., Johnson, R.A. (1998) The In Vitro neuronal toxicity of pentraxins associated with Alzheimer's disease brain lesions. Brain Research 813, 303-312.

    Monroy, F.P., Banerjee, S.K., Duong, T., Aviles, H. (1999) Cold stress-induced modulation of inflammatory responses and intracerebral cytokine mRNA expression in acute murine toxoplasmosis. Journal of Parasitology 85, 878-86.

    Nisreen Alshaibi, Michael W. King, Taihung Duong, Swapan K. Ghosh (2007) DP58, an inducible myeloid protein, is constitutively expressed in murine neuronal nuclei.  Frontiers in Biosciences 12, 2947-2956.

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