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Robert Cumming, PhD

Brain Metabolism and Aging


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Associate Professor
Biological & Geological Sciences 3078
Biological & Geological Sciences 3061
office: (519) 661-2111 x 81578
lab: (519) 661-2111 x 81579 
519 661-3935
rcummin5@uwo.ca
www.thecumminglab.com

Optimizing Brain Metabolism for Successful Aging

The Cumming laboratory studies the changes in brain metabolism and antioxidant defence that occur with age. We are trying to understand how age-dependent alterations in brain metabolism affect memory and contribute to neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.

We currently are using a variety of biochemical, genetic, microscopic and neuroimaging techniques to examine aerobic glycolysis and antioxidant response in both cell culture and animal models of aging and neurodegenerative diseases.

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