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Brian J. Balin, PhD

Dr. Brian J. Balin posing and smiling in his white lab coat in a PCOM research laboratory.

Dr. Brian J. Balin has been a Professor of Neurobiology and Neuropathology since 1999 having first arrived at PCOM in the fall of 1998. He was named Director of Basic Science Research in July 2005 for the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging at PCOM.

Dr. Balin is an internationally recognized expert in the field of Alzheimer's Disease research. His research interests include: Infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae as a trigger in the neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's Disease, effects of infection and inflammation on the blood brain barrier in cerebrovascular disease, modification of neuronal cytoskeletal proteins through phosphorylation and the action of transglutaminase and pathogenesis of chronic disease associated with the aging process.