Dr. Lolita Nidadavolu, MD PhD received notice of award for an NIA GEMSSTAR R03 grant

Her project is titled “Cell-free DNA as a marker of progression in Alzheimer’s dementia and its role in chronic inflammation.” The study will evaluate relationships between cell-free DNA and rates of progression to Alzheimer’s disease (AD) among individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and will examine dysregulation in innate immune system pathways associated with AD.

Co-mentors for the project are Drs. Peter Abadir, Esther Oh and Jeremy Walston.