Gary L. Wenk, PhD

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Gary L. WenkGary L. Wenk, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics at the Ohio State University and Medical Center, is a leading authority on the consequences of chronic brain inflammation and animal models of Alzheimer’s disease. He received a Ph.D. in Neurotoxicology from the University of Cincinnati and then trained at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He joined the faculty of the Departments of Psychology and Pathology at the Johns Hopkins University for nine years and served as a Program Director for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory & Biological Basis of Behavior Program, Division of Behavioral and Neural Sciences, at the National Science Foundation. He joined the faculty of the University of Arizona and was a research scientist in the Division of Neural Systems, Memory & Aging for 15 years.

Professor Wenk’s research is focused upon the investigation of drugs that can slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and rescue the brain from the consequences of normal and pathological aging. He has been interviewed about his work by many magazines and radio stations, including NPR, WBZ, WJR, CBS News, & WABC, numerous local and national television programs, including The Dr. Oz Show and CNN, and was interviewed by Lucasfilm, Ltd. and Amanada Productions for a 2-hr TV documentary on the topic of cognitive enhancers. He is the author of Your Brain on Food, Oxford Univ Press, 2010. Professor Wenk was elected in 2008 to the rank of Fellow at the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions in the field of neuropharmacology, neurodegenerative diseases and neuroinflammatory processes.

Web Site: http://faculty.psy.ohio-state.edu/wenk/
Psychology Today Blog: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/your-brain-food

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