The National Institute on Aging/National Institutes of Health has awarded a multi-year grant that upon full funding will total approximately $3 million to support research related to Alzheimer’s disease by Tariq M. Haqqi, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology.
The research represents a new direction for his lab, said Dr. Haqqi, who has previously researched the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis. The project, titled, “Mechanism of ZCCHC6 Regulation of Mitochondrial Dysfunction In Alzheimer’s Disease,” is aimed at designing novel preventive and/or therapeutic strategies for the neurodegenerative disease.
Drs. Christine Crish, Mohammad Ansari and Sheila Fleming of NEOMED, along with Xiongwei Zhu, Ph.D., of Case Western Reserve University, are the co-investigators of this project.