Women's Global Health Institute

Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegeneration is the umbrella term for the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons, including death of neurons. Many neurodegenerative diseases including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s occur as a result of neurodegenerative processes. There are many similarities of these diseases on a sub-cellular level. Women appear to be at an increased risk for Alzheimer’s, although women’s longer life spans may contribute to this differential risk. Specifically, the loss of hormones at menopause has emerged as a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s.
Ulrike Dydak
Ulrike Dydak

PhD, Department of Health Sciences
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Nancy Edwards
Nancy Edwards

PhD, APN, RN, School of Nursing
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Arun Ghosh
Arun Ghosh

PhD, Departments of Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
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Jessica Huber
Jessica Huber

PhD, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
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Gary E. Isom
Gary E. Isom

Ph.D., Department of Health Sciences
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Elsa Janle
Elsa Janle

PhD, Nutritional Sciences
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Marshall Porterfield

PhD, Agricultural and Biological Engineering
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Chris Rochet
Chris Rochet

PhD, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
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Sandra Rossie
Sandra Rossie

PhD, Department of Biochemistry
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Wei Zheng
Wei Zheng

PhD, Department of Health Sciences
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Women’s Global Health Institute

Discovery Park and College of Health and Human Sciences

Purdue University

Hall for Discovery and Learning Research, Room 395

207 South Martin Jischke Drive

West Lafayette, IN 47907-1971

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