The Prince Center for Neurodegenerative Disorders of the Brain
Aging-related impairments of cognitive functions and motor capabilities, as well as neurodegenerative conditions typically associated with advanced age, have devastating consequences for individuals, families and society. The prevalence of such impairments are expected to grow in the future with increasing life expectancy.
The Prince Center mission is to support research that aims to understand the changes in the biology of the brain in aging and neurodegenerative conditions. With this knowledge we develop novel treatment modalities for aging-associated cognitive and motor impairments.
Jackie Schiller, Professor of Neuroscience and Center Director
The center is comprised of 11 investigators from the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. Through an integrative and collaborative approach we study the basic biological mechanisms that affect our brain’s capacity to cope with healthy normal aging and neurodegenerative processes.