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Suman Jayadev, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Research Affiliate, Center on Human Development and Disability
sumie@uw.edu
206-221-2930
University of Washington
Box 356465
Seattle, WA 98195-6465

Dr. Jayadev

Chronic inflammation associated with HIV/AIDs can damage the central nervous system (CNS), even in individuals treated with anti-viral therapies. As a result, as many as half of the children who contract AIDs may develop some degree of cognitive disability. Dr. Jayadev studies a class of proteins, presenilins, involved in inflammatory cascades that can influence neurodegenerative processes, injuring brain and nerve cells. These proteins are also critical to prenatal development. Therefore her work may contribute to a better understanding of human development, as well as treatments to reduce CNS inflammation in persons with HIV/AIDS.


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