Dr. Rohn is a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences. His research focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer’s disease with the goal of identifying new potential drug targets for the treatment of this disease.
Alzheimer’s disease has been coined as the “looming epidemic on the horizon.” More than 5 million Americans currently suffer from this neurodegenerative disease that robs patients of their memories and this number is projected to triple by the middle of the century. Dr. Rohn discusses the disease process including the statistics, symptoms and progression that will allow for a better understanding of this insidious disease. In addition, a description of the molecular “trouble makers” provides the framework for a discussion on the current research goals and treatment strategies that are currently in clinical trials.