A role for neutrophils in Alzheimer’s disease

Gabriela Constantin, MD, PhD is a Professor of General Pathology and Immunology and Head of the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology at the University of Verona, Italy. Dr. Constantin received her medical degree and completed her residency in neurology at the University of Milan, Italy. She obtained a PhD in molecular and cellular pathology at the University if Verona. She is a recognized leader in neuroimmunology and her studies are focused on the role of leukocyte trafficking in brain autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. She contributed to the identification of key inflammation mechanisms in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Her group has recently demonstrated a role for neutrophil trafficking in Alzheimer’s disease indicating new therapeutic strategies in this type of dementia. Her projects are funded by national and international agencies including the European Research Council (ERC), National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) NY, USA and Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).