Distinguished Lecture Series – Maya Koronyo-Hamaoui, PhDDoheny Eye Institute 150 North Orange Grove Blvd. Rm 264, Pasadena, CA
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.