Assistant Professor Agnieszka (Aga) Burzynska is looking to identify interventions that can slow down white matter deterioration, which is associated with cognitive impairment in healthy aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Based on their recently published study of walking, dancing, and brain health, Burzynska and her team were featured in The New York Times, proving the importance of getting up and moving for the sake of our white matter.
Burzynska leads the BRAiN Laboratory in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. The team studies the mechanisms of decline, maintenance, and plasticity in the aging brain. Burzynska is an Assistant Professor in the Department of HDFS as well as in the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Program. She is also an affiliate faculty of the Transnational Medicine Institute.