For decades, biologists researching a cure for Alzheimer’s disease have remained in the dark almost as much as the ailment’s victims.
A Kent State University professor, however, is looking to stop the disease before it starts.
Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., an associate biology professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, studies Alzheimer’s through the lens of the aging process.
“In my lab, we’re trying to understand how age-related events can cause Alzheimer’s disease,” she said. “My work is not in treating existing illness but in preventing it.”