Biography & Research:
PhD from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, in 1980. Post-doctoral Fellowship (1980-1983) in Anatomy/Neuroscience at Rutgers Medical School. Currently, Professor of Geriatrics in the New Jersey Institute for Successful Aging (NJISA) at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford. Current research is focused in two areas: (1) elucidating mechanisms related to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders, especially Alzheimer’s disease (AD), using animal models and human subjects. (2) development of blood-based diagnostic tests for early detection and monitoring neurodegenerative diseases using autoantibodies as blood-based biomarkers. Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Durin Technologies, Inc., a company engaged in developing early, blood-based diagnostic tests for neurodegenerative diseases.