Lydia Boike (3283)

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Oxidative Stress and Lactate Dehydrogenase: Understanding the Biochemistry of Alzheimer's

Hometown: Williamsburg, Virginia

Department: Chemistry

Advisor: Lisa Landino

Hello! My name is Lydia Boike, and I research Alzheimer’s disease at the College of William & Mary. In Alzheimer’s disease brains, Amyloid Beta proteins form insoluble plaques that interact with damaging reactive oxygen species, preventing neurons from producing enough energy for survival. I study how lactate dehydrogenase, an important protein in energy production, responds to oxidative stress. This research is key to understanding how our cells function in the context of Alzheimer’s conditions.

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