Contribution of Neuroinflammation to Alzheimer's Disease
Firstly, this proposal is hallmarked by the conceptual advance to study CHI3L1, a long deemed biomarker of unknown function as a potential disease mediator and modifier. Secondly, I will employ the technological breakthrough of using patient-derived stem cells to generate different brain cell types to model the novel aspects of neuroinflammation. Finally, the overall research strategy departs from a neuron-centric convention for AD research and, will provide a new translational research horizon to be explored. The completion of my studies will greatly advance our knowledge on the contribution of neuroinflammation to Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis and provide potential targets for the development of therapeutics.