Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Evelyn F Mcknight Brain Institute, Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Professor, Physiological Sciences - GIDP, Professor, Psychiatry, Professor, Psychology
My research focuses on advancing our understanding of how and why aging impacts the brain and associated cognitive abilities. I use neuroimaging scans of brain function and structure together with measures of cognition and health status to identify those factors that influence brain aging and the risk for Alzheimer's disease. My work also includes identifying how health and lifestyle interventions can help to delay or prevent the effects of brain aging and Alzheimer's disease.
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP, Member of the Graduate Faculty
We study how neuronal axons and their terminals respond to stress and damage, and how the molecules activated by stress and damage execute decisions about whether to repair themselves or self-destruct. We hope to identify target molecules that could be used to prevent axon and nerve terminal loss in diseases ranging from diabetic neuropathy to Alzheimer's disease.