Media and Public Relations

Where Innovation Is Tradition

Media Sources Guide

TOPIC: Therapeutics for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s DiseaseClear

Photo of Expert

Robin Couch

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Web Site

Expertise: Therapeutics for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

Robin Couch is a research scientist who is investigating the development of new therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Couch is currently evaluating the effectiveness of neuroprotection, which involves the use of neurotrophins, or molecules naturally produced by resident cells in the brain, to defend the brain cells from death. This includes nerve growth factor which is a specific neurotrophin that binds to brain cells and promotes their survival. His other research interests include isoprene biosynthesis, personalized medicine and anti-cholesterol therapeutics.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781,