Featured Postdoc: Dr. Brianne Kent

Postdoc Talk Event:
17 November 2015 (7 PM), The Railway Club
(all welcome, more details)

Postdoc Talk Title:
Why we haven’t cured Alzheimer’s disease


Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of severe memory loss in the elderly. As people are living longer and the median age of the global population is increasing, Alzheimer’s disease is becoming one of the greatest public health challenges facing societies around the world. Although Alzheimer’s disease has been studied for over 100 years, we are still without effective treatments for this devastating and costly disease. This talk will briefly describe what we know about Alzheimer’s disease and why it is such a difficult disease to effectively treat.

Brianne Kent is a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. She completed her PhD as a Gates Scholar at the University of Cambridge, after completing her Masters research at Yale University. Her research takes a translational approach to studying Alzheimer’s disease, bridging pre-clinical research to human patient clinical studies.