Meet Our Researchers

Juli Coraor Fried

Graduate Student, Greka Lab, Broad Institute

Juli investigates metabolic disease and its impact on Alzheimer’s disease.

Project Description

Scientists have uncovered several genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease; however, your DNA alone seldomly determines whether you are at risk of the disease. Juli wants to uncover the role that other health factors, such as metabolic disorders like obesity and diabetes, play in Alzheimer’s development by investigating how neurons handle the metabolic stress induced by Type 2 diabetes. Her goal is to unravel how specific genetic risk variants are influenced by diabetes-related changes and how they can be interrupted to halt disease progression.