Brown Bag Seminar with Dr. Auriel Willette

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  • Venue: Zoom

Seminar: Multi-omics integration to predict successful cognitive aging and preclinical Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Willette is an Assistant Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University, as well as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Iowa. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of IAC Tracker Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to infectious disease data transparency and outreach. As a Ford Fellow and NIH NRSA fellow, Dr. Willette received his PhD in neuroepidemiology through the departments of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He then completed post-docs in neuroimaging, clinical trials, and computational biology with Drs. Sterling Johnson and Barbara Bendlin at UW-Madison and Dr. Mark Mattson at the intramural National Institute on Aging.

Dr. Willette has made substantial contributions to neurodegenerative research. He was the first to find that insulin resistance is linked to Alzheimer’s disease-like hypometabolism and amyloidosis in the brains of middle-aged adults. He has also developed new immunologic and cardiometabolic biomarkers for assessing cognitive decline and brain changes. More recent work has focused on gene*gene and gene*environment interactions that influence cognition in so-called “super-agers” and unimpaired adults with cognitive decline.

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