Neurobiology of Disease

Research is focused on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. We utilize sophisticated in vitro and in vivo methodologies and human and murine models.

Major research topics

  • Interplay between environmental factors and brain health
  • Air pollution and neurodegeneration
  • Transcellular and intercellular communication in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Mitochondrial degradation: mechanisms and consequences in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neurogenesis alterations in disease
  • The importance of Nrf2 in mitochondria