A/Pr Giuseppe Verdile
Curtin University of Technology
Investigating underlying mechanisms linking Type 2 diabetes with Alzheimers disease pathology
National Health and Medical Research Council
With type-2 diabetes representing a major risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, it is important to understand the underlying mechanisms. This project will provide significant insight into how T2D impacts the brain with a focus on how deficiencies in brain inuslin signaling drives neurodegeneration. We will also evaluate novel inuslin like molecules at improving brain insulin siganling and preventing or slowing down the neurodegenerative process.