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New faculty join the Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute!

Anna G. Orr, Ph.D.

Dr. Anna G. Orr has joined the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer's Disease Research Institute as an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute and the Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine. Her research focuses on the roles of glial receptor signaling and glial-neuronal interactions in cognitive function and neurodegenerative disorders. She earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Emory University under the mentorship of Dr. Stephen Traynelis, where she studied the signaling mechanisms regulating microglial function and neuroinflammation. She then completed her postdoctoral training at the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease and the University of California, San Francisco under the guidance of Dr. Lennart Mucke, where she examined the roles of astrocytes in cognitive function and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Orr was a recipient of the Alan Kaganov Scholarship, two Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA training grants and the K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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