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Constanza J Cortes

Assistant Professor - Tack V in Neurology
Email address: constanza.cortes@duke.edu

I work on understanding the potential role of muscle protein quality control on brain aging. This work is completely novel, suggesting that our brains do not exist (and age) in isolation, but rather as an integrated part of a physiological system. My research represents a cutting edge approach to our understanding of brain plasticity and aging, as it suggests that distant tissues such as skeletal muscle may be fundamentally influencing the rate at which our brain ages.

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dept. Of Pediatrics, University of California at San Diego, 2010 - 2016
  • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2010