In the past year, UF neuroscientist, Todd E Golde, Ph. D., contributed to useful research on the question of the role of infections in Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
This role of infections in the pathogenesis of AD has been theorized in different ways over the last 30 years, with special attention from the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) in 2019. Golde and others participated in the AAIC debate, offering evidence both for an against the infectious theory of AD.
From these findings, avenues for future research and drug development were reached.
At UF, Golde is a professor of neuroscience and director of the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute. He also directs the NIH-funded Florida Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
“With over 30 years of research experience in AD, Dr Golde has made substantial contributions to the field. His early studies helped establish the underpinnings of the amyloid hypothesis and provided insight into the therapeutic targeting of amyloid deposition. More recently, he has focused on the role of the immune system and stress pathways in AD.”