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Assistant Professor, Neurology, Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Laura Cox is studying how the immune system and the gut microbiome—the trillions of bacteria in the gut—interact with the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. The goal is to find beneficial bacteria to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s in a potentially novel and nontoxic form of therapy.  

“Cure Alzheimer’s Fund was the very first organization to believe in our work. Based on that initial funding, which could have been considered high risk, we were able to get solid preliminary data and (more) funding from the NIH. CureAlz has provided inspiration for us to keep going in the face of such a difficult problem, and has provided the resources to do our exciting work.” 

Curious about why the microbiome is important and what it does? Listen to Dr. Cox explain it all in this 2023 Cure Alzheimer’s Fund talk.