Mary Jo LaDu, Ph.D.

Professor, Anatomy and Cell Biology


Research Interests: Adult-onset Neurodegeneration. Specifically, our lab studies the structure/function interactions between apolipoprotein-E4, the primary genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and beta-amyloid peptide, the only genetic causative factor for AD. We study neurotoxicity and glial-mediated inflammation with techniques including protein biophysics, biochemistry, and cell biology, also using in vitro and several unique transgenic mouse models.

Office: Room 7091 COMRB
Laboratory: Room 7060 COMRB
Office Phone: 312-355-4795
Website: ApoE Receptors PPG site
Website: LaDu Lab
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