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Rebecca is an Associate Professor at Brock University. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Guelph, her MSc at Western with Dr. Peter Lemon, her PhD at Brock University with Dr. Sandra Peters, and her postdoctoral training with Dr. David Wright at the University of Guelph. Her research program investigates causative factors in the pathogenesis of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease with a focus on how exercise and diet impact brain health. Her recent work examining novel roles for exercise induced factors, such as BDNF and IL-6, on the brain highlights the importance or exercise for preventing and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disease.
- Alzheimer’s disease pathology
- Alzheimer’s disease as a metabolic disorder
- What can we do about it? Pharmaceutical options? Exercise?