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Diego Mastroeni

  • Biodesign Institute
  • School of Life Sciences

Diego Mastroeni’s research focuses on understanding the genetic basis behind neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. Mastreoni is an assistant professor in the School of Life Sciences and researcher at ASU’s Biodesign Institute and part of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center at ASU’s Biodesign Institute, a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Mastroeni uses state-of-the-art tools of laser capture microdissection technology, which allowed his research team to identify unique pathways in human brain cells from Alzheimer's, Parkinson’s and healthy brains (donated from the brain bank at Banner Sun Health Research Institute). Their technology, in combination with gene expression data has been instrumental in identifying many unique pathways that may have been missed with conventional analysis.

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Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that can affect anyone no matter how healty or active they are, and it seems that everyone has a story about someone they know, someone in their family.

— Diego Mastroeni, ASU Now