Investigating how neurons die in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease stands out as a major disease without effective treatments. Understanding the biochemical mechanisms that lead to neurodegeneration may provide new opportunities for treatments.

We have recently found that the major genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease are involved in regulating the cell death pathway, ferroptosis.


  • Investigate the role of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene and its receptors in ferroptotic cell death.

This project will use molecular and cell biology approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying how these Alzheimer’s genes may impact ferroptotic neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease, and seek to discover new therapeutic targets and treatments.

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