Michael DeTure, PhD

Dr. Michael DeTure is an assistant professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Mayo Clinic campus in Jacksonville Florida. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Florida where he studied the assembly properties of tau proteins which cause neuronal loss in Alzheimer's disease. He did his post doctoral studies at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville as a Smith Fellow in Neuroscience. There he examined the pathogenic effects of tau mutations on assembly and how these can be used to model Alzheimer pathology in cell culture systems and animal models. His current research at the Mayo Clinic is focused on further refinement of these models systems and how they can be used to develop therapeutic approaches that enhance the clearance of pathologic tau species and prevent their assembly.