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TOPIC: Cognitive Aspects of Alzheimer’s DiseaseClear

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Pamela M. Greenwood

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Genetics of Cognitive Aging, Cognitive Aspects of Alzheimer’s Disease

Pamela Greenwood uses behavioral, genetic and computational methods to investigate the cognitive sciences. Her overall goal is to find ways to identify older individuals who are likely to remain healthy and those who are likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Her research focuses on genes which regulate both normal cognitive aging and abnormal cognitive aging. She looks for effects of gene-to-gene interactions on cognitive aging, notably genes associated with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, including the Apolipoprotein E gene and neurotransmission genes. Greenwood serves as a reviewer for the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panels and for the National Science Foundation’s Cognitive Neuroscience Program.

Media Contact: Michele McDonald, 703-993-8781, mmcdon15@gmu.edu