Monthly Archives: May 2020

Preface – Alzheimer’s Afternoons quick summaries

New developments in our understanding of ApoE and late onset Alzheimer’s disease In early 2020 a special issue of the journal Neurobiology of Disease was published containing eleven articles exploring the role of the ApoE risk gene in the development of late onset Alzheimer’s disease.  This open access journal issue was edited by Allan Butterfield and Lance Johnson and can be found here: This was followed by the establishment of a popular online seminar series, Alzheimer’s Afternoons, organized by Lance Johnson and Rik van Continue reading →

Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Elizabeth Head

Dr. Elizabeth Head, Professor, University of California Irvine Alzheimer’s disease in Down syndrome: Link between Cerebrovascular pathology On Thursday, May 14, 2020 Dr. Liz Head presented her work on Alzheimer’s disease in Down Syndrome. Why is it useful to study the pathology of AD that is associated with Down syndrome?  Down syndrome occurs when an individual has a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.  This same chromosome carries the gene for the amyloid precursor protein (APP), as well as genes associated with the Continue reading →

Alzheimer’s Afternoons Seminar: Kristen Zuloaga

Sex differences in metabolic and vascular contributions to dementia. April 30, 2020 Dr. Kristen Zuloaga is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (DNET) at Albany Medical College.  A list of her group’s recent publications can be found here: (Her group has one of the best lab logos too!) Her seminar focused on sex differences in metabolic and vascular contributions to dementia. Dr. Zuloaga is interested in several different types of dementia, including classical forms of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular contributions to cognitive Continue reading →