PhD, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Professor, Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology, College of Medicine
Office: 7053 COMRB
Phone: (312) 355-0548
Web Site: Orly Lazarov Departmental Page
The Lazarov research group studies molecular mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, we study the role of hippocampal neurogenesis and related signaling in impairments in learning and memory. In addition, we examine mechanisms underlying sporadic Alzheimer’s disease and study the role of environmental factors, such as type 2 diabetes, lifestyle and brain trauma on the development of cognitive deficits and dementia.