Jeff Kuret, Ph.D.
Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
College of Medicine
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Biomedical Nutrition
Areas of Expertise: neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease, drug discovery, protein biochemistry, protein structure
Alzheimer's disease is defined pathologically by the appearance of characteristic lesions in the brain. We are interested in testing whether diet affects lesion formation in biological models and mechanisms through which it may do so. Our long-term goal is to determine whether dietary control represents a potential approach for delaying onset of Alzheimer's disease.