The Institute is encouraging scientists in developing new programs of research with special emphasis on neurodegeneration and age-related diseases.
Dr. Grammas serves as the GIA's executive director and leads the Grammas Research Group, a team of postdoctoral research associates and students investigating the role that endothelial cells play in vascular-mediated neuronal cell death in Alzheimer's disease. With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Grammas has received national recognition for her research in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Grammas is recruiting a Neurodegenerative Research Team to advance the GIA Alzheimer's disease research program to national prominence.
Dr. Lyte serves as the Director of Translational Research, spearheading efforts to join basic scientists and clinicians in joint research projects. His research, in the emerging field of microbial endocrinology, examines the interface between microorganisms and the neuroendocrine system in both health and disease. This NIH-funded research explores new approaches to neurological pathology.