SUZANNE DELAMONTE

We study the roles of brain insulin deficiency and insulin resistance in neurodegeneration. Three diseases of major interest to us are: Alzheimer's, alcoholic neurodegeneration, and fetal alcohol syndrome. Experimentally, we examine how insulin deficiency and/or insulin resistance leads to neuronal death, reduced energy metabolism, and decreased neurotransmission. We also investigate therapeutic measures to prevent or reverse brain abnormalities caused by insulin resistance (Type 3 diabetes).

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Biography

I am a physician scientist who directs basic and translational research in the laboratory. I also perform clinical service work in Neuropathology. This activity includes teaching residents and students. My research efforts are mainly focused on understanding the role of insulin and insulin-like growth factor resistance in relation to neurodegeneration caused by Alzheimer's disease and chronic alcohol abuse.

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SUZANNE DELAMONTE, MD, MPH
Professor of Neurosurgery and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Neurosurgery and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Phone: +1 401 444 7364
E-mail: Suzanne_DeLaMonte_MD@Brown.EDU

Suzanne DeLaMonte's Brown Research URL:
http://research.brown.edu/myresearch/Suzanne_DeLaMonte

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Collaborators at other institutions:
Jean-Paul von Sattel-Columbia University NY Brain Bank
Australian Brain Bank
Massachusetts General Hospital Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

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