Griffith University, Dementia Research


Research project

Funding Information

Research project

Bacteria contribution to Alzheimer’s disease

Research conducted by

  • Associate Professor Jenny Ekberg, Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research
  • Dr Anu Chacko
  • Dr Ali Delbaz
  • PhD students: Indra Choudhury and Ausiyeh Avakh

Research summary

The overall project aims to determine the contribution of bacteria to Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. Researchers will use discovery research to identify mechanisms by which bacteria and viruses initiate Alzheimer’s pathologies within the brain and then use translational research to create therapies to prevent or reverse the pathologies.

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