Stem Cell Institute Researcher & Team Awarded NIH Grant to Study COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Professor of Neurosurgery and Stem Cell Institute faculty member Walter Low, PhD, is among a group of researchers who were recently awarded a five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to study the potential impact of SARS-CoV2 infection on cognitive function, especially in people at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Individuals with a particular gene variant, APOE4, are more vulnerable to both long-COVID and Alzheimer’s disease. Some Alzheimer’s researchers also hypothesize that Alzheimer's may be triggered by a latent viral component. Read more on the Department of Neurosurgery website. The Stem Cell Institute is a Consortium member center.