Distinguished Lecture Series – Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, PhD
April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dr. Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui is Professor of Neurosurgery and Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Cedars-Sinai, Los Angeles. Her primary research focus is on early diagnosis and immune-based therapies for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The Koronyo-Hamaoui Laboratory has shown that the hallmark pathology of AD, amyloid-β protein (Aβ) plaque, is present in the retina of human patients beginning at early stages. A unique approach has been developed in her lab to detect plaques in the retina of live rodent models by a noninvasive optical retinal imaging. This innovation unveils new possibilities for investigation of Alzheimer’s pathology in the retina. It may also facilitate early diagnosis and noninvasive monitoring of disease progression.
Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui and collaborators at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center including Alexander Ljubimov, produced the most extensive analysis to date of retinal changes in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Their analysis also shows how these changes correspond to brain and cognitive changes. For more information visit Read more here