Cynthia Lemere

Cynthia Lemere

Company: Harvard Medical School

Job title: Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. Lemere’s research focuses on understanding and using the immune system therapeutically to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Lemere earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in neurobiology from SUNY Albany. Dr. Lemere examined Alzheimer’s-related brain changes in people with Down syndrome in the Selkoe Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital while pursuing her doctorate in Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine. After receiving her Ph.D., she remained at the Center is currently an associate professor in the Department of Neurology.   Her current research involves: 1. non-clinical studies of antibody treatments targeting a pathogenic form of amyloid-beta protein in Alzheimer’s disease; 2. the role of complement in Alzheimer’s disease progression; and 3. the effects of deep space galactic cosmic radiation on brain aging and the risk of Alzheimer’s in preparation for NASA’s first manned mission to Mars in the 2030s.  Her lab is funded by NIH and NASA. Dr. Lemere is the current chair of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group and a member of the executive committee of Association’s board of directors. In addition, she serves as a scientific advisor for several companies. 


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