Marilena Poxleitner

Scientific focus: Alzheimer Disease, obesity, diabetes, inflammation
Curriculum vitae and publications

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Research interest

Alzheimer Disease (AD) affects almost 60-70% out of the 47 mio. dementia patients worldwide and the number is growing. My research interest is to link the consequences of diet-induced metabolic diseases (e.g. obesity) to the development of neurodegenerative disorders like AD, hence determining risk factors for AD along the brain-liver-fat axis. Therefor PET/MR imaging is a strong tool to non-invasively study the metabolism and anatomy of the whole body during a prolonged period of time, which allows us to explore the complex crosstalk between peripheral and central nervous system events.