Roya is a neuroscientist with more than 10 years of research experience in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. She has held appointments at the department of Molecular Psychiatry, Neurology as well as Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, school of Medicine.
Roya has been involved in several NIH funded research projects focusing on characterizing novel biochemical and cellular pathways in models of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as well as experimental models of brain trauma.
Roya is author/co-author of several scientific peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. She has dedicated majority of her scientific career to research on neurodegenerative disorders and dementia.
By joining CTF, her goal is to expand her research on dementia research and use her expertise working on developing assays that can be used for testing new drugs that can stop the progression of disease in patients suffering from dementia. Read more about the first Donald M. Jameson Jr. Fellowship Recipient.