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Professor of Pathology, University of California, San Diego

Nissi Varki explores how CD33, a receptor that affects the activity of microglia in the brain, can influence the immune reactions involved in disease risk and progression. Studying the structure and function of CD33 could lead to novel therapeutic approaches to Alzheimer’s disease.

To read about Dr. Nissi Varki, and her husband and research partner, Dr. Ajit Varki, click here.