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University of Kentucky

Public Research university.

The University of Kentucky is a public, research-extensive, land grant university dedicated to improving people's lives through excellence in teaching, research, health care, cultural enrichment, and economic development for over 150 years.

The University, as the flagship institution, plays a critical leadership role for the Commonwealth by contributing to the economic development and quality of life within Kentucky's borders and beyond. The University nurtures a diverse community characterized by fairness and equal opportunity.

From Paducah to Pikeville, Covington to Cumberland, the University of Kentucky touches lives across the Bluegrass State, providing education, cultural stimulation and economic development in all 120 counties. Considering that residents of all Kentucky counties benefit from the University's medical care, community service, innovative research and creative teaching and instruction, there's no question UK is The University of Kentucky.

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People at University of Kentucky

Raeford E. Brown

Professor of Anesthesiology and Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky

Charlotte Peterson

Professor and Director of the Center for Muscle Biology at University of Kentucky

Thomas Tucker

Professor in Department of Epidemiology at the University of Kentucky.

Jeramiah Smith

Professor, University of Kentucky

Stephen Randal Voss

Professor, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, University of Kentucky

Pete Nelson

Professor of Pathology in Division of Neuropathology and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging.

University of Kentucky News

Senolytics promotes wound healing in the aged but not in young mice (LEAF) - 22-Dec-2021

Dasatinib plus quercetin slow down muscle regeneration in young mice


Purging damaged brain stem cells can improve cognition in Alzheimer’s

National Institute on Aging - 23-May-2019

Promising results in genetically altered mice with Alzheimer’s traits


Alzheimer's-like disease discovery could mean new targets for treatments

BBC - 30-Apr-2019

Late linked to the accumulation TDP-43 protein rather than amyloid and tau


Human tissue regeneration possible with complete axolotl genome map

Gizmodo - 24-Jan-2019

Understanding regeneration in axolotls will be a paradigm shift for medicine