Exposures and Dementia Risk: What Do Environmental Chemicals Have To Do With It? (Michigan)

Wednesday, 05/26/2021, 2:00 pm.   ARCHIVED EVENT

Join us for the May community lecture hosted by the Michigan Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The event will last for approximately one hour.

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Dr. Bakulski is a affiliate of the Michigan Center on the Demography of Aging (MiCDA) and Research Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan. She is an environmental and genetic epidemiologist with expertise in epigenetic epidemiology. She is interested in applying these tools to understand the combined genetic and environmental etiology of neurological disorders throughout the life course. She has worked on mental health issues such as autism spectrum disorder, substance abuse, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Bakulski has experience with heavy metals exposure assessment, particularly biomarkers of cumulative lead exposure. Dr. Bakulski’s current research integrates and applies multiple genome-wide measures to understand disease risk. She investigates the in utero effects of environmental exposures, such as metals and one-carbon metabolites, on the newborn epigenome, transcriptome, and ultimately risk of autism spectrum disorders.