Ramon Velazquez

Asst Research Professor (FSC)
Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center

Location: TEMPE

Contact Information


  • PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca NY (Aug. 2008- Aug 2014)

              Emphasis in Behavioral Neuroscience

  • BA, California State University, Long Beach (May 2002- May 2007)

              Emphasis in Psychology and Neuroscience 

Research Interests

Dr. Ramon Velazquez Ph.D. is currently a fifth-year Post-Doctoral Fellow at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center Biodesign Institute - Arizona State University. He received a Ph.D. from the Psychology department at Cornell University in August of 2014. Dr. Velazquez research interests include deciphering the molecular underpinnings associated with the pathogenesis in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer?s disease. Additionally, Dr. Velazquez is interested in drug discovery as a way to modify key therapeutic targets to ameliorate disease progression. He is also very interested in the links between the epigenome and disease progression. Dr. Velazquez also enjoys teaching and has successfully mentored undergraduate students who are now in graduate and medical schools. His ultimate goal when conducting research is to make a large impact by both progressing science and consecutively helping those who suffer from insidious neurodegenerative diseases.