Turney, a postdoctoral neuroscientist at the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center, speaks as part of the 2022-23 Speaker Series and the Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series.
Indira Turney, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center, will speak Monday, March 6, as part of Elon’s annual Speakers Series and Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in McCrary Theatre in the Center for the Arts.
Turney’s presentation, “Understanding Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Brain Aging,” will include her research around understanding how racism affects the body, brain and peoples’ health. Her work at Columbia University Medical Center’s Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain aims to improve the detection and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. She hopes to develop prevention programs to target malleable environmental, socio-cultural and biological mechanisms of change in at-risk populations.
Turney is a STEM ambassador who is passionate about demystifying and diversifying STEM fields and building spaces for scholars from historically excluded backgrounds to thrive. She is a co-founder of the Women of Color Writing Accountability Group.