Professor and Head, Patricia and John Rosenwald Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics; Dean, The David Rockefeller Graduate Program; Vice-President for Educational Affairs; The Rockefeller University, New York City.
Dr. Strickland’s lab works on the relationships between cognitive dysfunction and the circulatory system. Specifically, they have shown that the Aβ peptide can both promote the formation and also inhibit the dissolution of blood clots. The increased and persistent clots that result could contribute to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by causing insufficient blood flow to critical cells and by inducing chronic inflammation. Dr. Strickland received his B.S. from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, and his PhD from the University of Michigan.