About the Neuroscience and Aging Research Center
At our center we have two approaches…we want to protect cells in the brain, particularly nerve cells, from a variety of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s and we’re also trying to regenerate neurons and associated cells.
The Neuroscience and Aging Research Center is focused on producing new treatments for neurologic and cardiac diseases associated with aging and development, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig’s, Autism, vascular (stroke), macular degeneration, and diabetic diseases. We use findings from basic molecular research and apply a systems approach to translate the discoveries into clinical applications.
Principle investigators are working in the areas of neurodegenerative diseases, cardiac diseases, and diabetes. Our scientists use both drug and regenerative medicine (stem cell) approaches.