Dr. Frazier awarded two grants to study Alzheimer’s disease

Charles Frazier, Ph.D., an associate professor of pharmacodynamics, recently secured the following grants:


Title: Effects of cannabis on age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease.

This project evaluates the effect acute cannabis exposure on age-related cognitive deficits and uses well characterized transgenic mouse models to determine how cannabis affects AD-relevant neuropathology.

Role: Co-Investigator (Setlow/Bizon MPIs)



Title: Mechanisms and therapeutic potential of vagus nerve stimulation in aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

This project evaluates the effects of acute and chronic VNS stimulation on cognitive function in young and aged rats.

Role: Co-Investigator (Setlow Bizon MPIs)