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.
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Judianne Chester

PhD, Department of Psychological Sciences
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Graham Cooks

PhD, Department of Chemistry (2017 Mildred Elizabeth Edmundson Research Grant Awardee)
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Qing Deng

PhD, Department of Biological Sciences
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Ulrike Dydak

PhD, Department of Health Sciences
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Nancy Edwards

PhD, APN, RN, School of Nursing
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Christina Ferreira

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Mario Ferruzzi

PhD, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, North Carolina State University
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Jennifer Freeman

PhD, School of Health Sciences
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Arun Ghosh

PhD, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
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Jeffrey Haddad

PhD, Department of Health and Kinesiology
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Jessica Huber

PhD, Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences (Internal Steering Committee of the WGHI)
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Georgia Malandraki

PhD, Department of Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences (2018 Women's Health Research Pilot Grant Awardee)
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Esteban Marinero-Caceres

PhD, Department of Materials Engineering
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Seema Mattoo

PhD, Department of Biological Science
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Tim Mcgraw

PhD, Polytechnic Institute
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Eric Nauman

PhD, Department of Mechanical Engineering
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Marshall Porterfield

PhD, Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering
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Alex Pothen

PhD, Department of Computer Science
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Jean-Christophe Rochet

PhD, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
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Sandra Rossie

PhD, Department of Biochemistry
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Cordelia Running

PhD, Department of Food Sciences (2018 Women's Health Research Pilot Grant Awardee)
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Kavita Shah

PhD, Department of Chemistry
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Riyi Shi

PhD, Department of Basic Medical Sciences
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Ellen Wells

PhD, School of Health Sciences
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Wei Zheng

PhD, Department of Health Sciences