The Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar Series presents Dr. Linda J. Van Eldik, Ph.D
"From Concussion to Dementia: A Key Role for Dysregulated Brain Inflammation"
Linda Jo Van Eldik, PhD, is Director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Vernon
Smith Endowed Chair in Alzheimer Research, and Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology
at the University of Kentucky in Lexington KY. She is also Director of the University of Kentucky
Alzheimer’s Disease Center, a National Institutes of Health-funded center established
in 1985 and internationally recognized for its contributions to the fight against brain diseases
that are associated with aging.
She has an active research program focused on brain inflammation, and she is investigating
why neurodegenerative disorders exhibit overactive and chronic inflammation that can lead
to disruption of normal communication among brain cells and cause nerve cell damage.