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Meet Associate Professor Anthony Don

Hi I’m Anthony and I Head the Lipid Metabolism and Neurochemistry Laboratory at the ACRF Centenary Cancer Research Centre.

Inflammation is a major cause of Alzheimer’s disease, contributing significantly to the degeneration of neurons which causes loss of brain function. My research is creating a more thorough understanding of the underlying causes of brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease comes under the umbrella of dementia and accounts for up to 80% of cases. This is a disease which can strike any one and it’s becoming more common, which is why we believe our research is so vitally important.

Through a greater understanding of the biochemical basis for Alzheimer’s, we will be able to design and develop new therapeutics to target the disease.

When I am not work I enjoy days at the beach with my daughters aged six and nine. They are still at the age when hanging out with your dad is okay!”

I love the water, and have passed on this passion to my kids who now compete in nippers, which usually fills the family weekends.

Read all about me here.

It’s nice to meet you. Would you like to ask me a question?