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Ai-Ling Lin, PhD

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Professor and Vice Chair for Research of Radiology, School of Medicine
Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Science
Professor, MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics

NextGen Focus Area: Translational Imaging/Alzheimer’s

Dr. Lin is Vice Chair of Research for the MU Department of Radiology and a leading NextGen researcher on Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Her lab research on this disease focuses on identifying effective pharmacological and nutritional interventions to prevent Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model carrying human APOE4 genes, the strongest genetic risk factor for AD. She also has applied artificial intelligence to identify markers that are highly predictable for Alzheimer’s disease development and progression and applied gut microbiome analyses to study gut-brain interaction underlying AD.

Precision Health Impact:

  • Translational neuroimaging of brain vascular and metabolic function in aging, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injury
  • Precision interventions to protecting the brain from aging, traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Artificial intelligence to predict Alzheimer's disease development and progression