Inflammation and immune dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease: targeting the gut-brain axis to reduce risk and progression

Malú Tansey is the Norman and Susan Fixel Professor of Neuroscience and Neurology, and Co-Director for the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease and the Parkinson’s Foundation Research Center at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Professor Tansey’s main research interest is the role and regulation of inflammation and immune system responses in brain health and disease. Her lab investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying neuroinflammation in age-related neurodegenerative and other neurological disorders (PD, AD, FTD, and ALS) with a particular focus on the gut-brain axis & the long-term goal of developing better therapeutic interventions to prevent or treat these disorders.