Holly Garringer, PhD
Holly Garringer, PhD, Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, joined the faculty of Indiana University School of Medicine in 2013. After completing her undergraduate degree in Biology at Ball State University, she was accepted into the doctoral program in the Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University School of Medicine. During her doctoral training, Dr. Garringer’s research focused on the genetics and molecular mechanisms that lead to the autosomal recessive disorder, familial tumoral calcinosis. Following her dissertation, Dr. Garringer began working as a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Ruben Vidal’s laboratories in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. Her postdoctoral research focused on the molecular genetics of neurodegenerative diseases including; familial British and Danish dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and hereditary neuroferritinopathy. Dr. Garringer is currently working to identify the molecular mechanisms that trigger and lead to tauopathy in neurodegenerative disease. This work has the potential to identify targets for therapeutic intervention in patients with tauopathies.