January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Dr. Cheryl Wellington, a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, has devoted her career to understanding the genetic and environmental risk factors that affect dementia. Her discovery of the role that apolipoprotein (ApoE) – a cholesterol carrier in the brain – plays in Alzheimer’s is internationally recognized and has offered us a better understanding of the disease.

The Faculty of Medicine communications team caught up with Dr. Wellington to talk about her latest projects and how she thinks emerging research will shape the way we diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s 10 years from now.

Read more on med.ubc.ca.