Lectures and seminars Sex-differences in cognitive aging—which are the key mechanisms?

07-03-2023 3:15 pm - 5:15 pm Add to iCal
Online Virtual on Zoom

This 3rd workshop aims to provide an overview of the potential mechanisms underlying sex-differences in dementia, focusing on the genetic and biological mechanisms (immune response/inflammation, sex hormones and chromosome, and vascular). The workshop is divided in two parts.

Guest speakers: 1) Rachel Buckley, 2) Timothy J. Hohman, 3) Kristen Zuloaga. Photo: Private

In PART 1, three international speakers will summarize past and present of sex-hormones, genetic and immune response, and vascular mechanisms underlying sex-differences in dementia. In PART 2, the three speakers plus expertise-matched speakers from KI will discuss how future research in sex-related biological mechanisms should move forward and potential collaborations.

Dates and time: 7th Mach 2023; From 15:15 to 17:15 ECT

Place: virtual on Zoom (supported by the Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and treatment (ISTAART)'s Professional Intererest Area Sex and Gender Differences in Alzheimer's Disease) 



Marseglia, Anna and Sindi, Shireen 

Welcome and Introduction


Buckley, Rachel

Sex-hormones and reproductive aging-related mechanisms


Hohman, Timothy

Genetic and immune response mechanisms


Break (5 min)


Zuloaga, Kristen

Vascular and endothelial mechanisms


Panel discussion

Rachel Buckley, Timothy  Hohman, Kristen Zuloaga  

Silvia Maioli, Ivan Nalvarte (KI, NVS), Sara Hägg (KI, MEB),  

Sebastian Lewandowski (KI, Clinical Neuroscience)


Guest speakers:

(1) Rachel Buckley, Assistant Prof., Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA [https://connects.catalyst.harvard.edu/Profiles/display/Person/146786]

(2) Timothy J. Hohman, Associate Prof, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, USA [https://www.vumc.org/vmac/person/timothy-j-hohman-phd]

(3) Kristen Zuloaga, Associate Prof, DNET, Albany Medical College, USA. [http://www.zuloagalab.com/]


Anna Marseglia Postdoctoral researcher