Visiting NYSCF Researcher Studies The Role of Vitamin B1 in Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Gary Gibson, Director of the Laboratory for Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolic Dysfunction in Neurodegeneration at Weill Cornell Medical College, joined NYSCF as a visiting scientist while on sabbatical this year. Dr. Gibson’s work focuses on age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. The Wall Street Journal highlighted his recent research, which finds a connection between vitamin B1 deficits and Alzheimer’s disease.
This work is currently being tested in a clinical trial, administering a synthetic version of vitamin B1 to Alzheimer’s patients and analyzing the results. At NYSCF he will translate his work to stem cells to further elucidate the mechanisms of neurodegeneration.