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Efrat Levy, Ph.D.

Efrat Levy, Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Center for Dementia Research

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Dr. Levy is interested in the cellular and biochemical events that lead to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. These studies include the identification of mutations in familial forms of amyloidoses and the effect of the resultant amino acid substitution on amyloidogenesis; identification of factors that affect the generation of amyloid proteins, that inhibit either the metabolism of the precursor protein or the tendency of the protein to aggregate into oligomeric and/or fibrillar forms; and study of neuroprotective proteins and the mechanisms of neuroprotection. These studies identify treatment targets for AD and other neurodegenerative disorders.