Thomas A. Reynolds Sr. Family Professor of Neurosciences, University of Chicago
Director, Center for Molecular Neurobiology
Dr. Sisodia is a leading expert on the molecular and cell biology of Alzheimer's disease pathology. He has been at the forefront of learning how the familial Alzheimer's disease (FAD) genes, including the amyloid precursor protein and the presenilins, function normally, and contribute to Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. Most recently, Dr. Sisodia's studies have shown that in mice, exercise has a remarkable ability to protect against Alzheimer's disease pathology by favorably changing gene activity in the brain.