Assistant Research Professor, ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center
Dr. Ramon Velazquez is an Assistant Research Professor at the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center at the Biodesign Institute - Arizona State University (ASU). His research interests include identifying novel therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Down Syndrome (DS). In particular, he focuses on early molecular events that trigger the progression of these diseases. He is also interested in drug discovery and dietary supplementation of B-like vitamins as a method to prevent disease progression. Dr. Velazquez received his doctoral degree at Cornell University, where he was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Pre-Doctoral fellowship and completed his postdoctoral training in molecular biology and neuroscience at ASU, where he was independently funded by the Alzheimer’s Association. Additionally, he was funded through an NSF postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Velazquez’s ultimate goal is to progress science while consecutively helping those who suffer from insidious neurodegenerative diseases.