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Cara Westmark

Expert on Alzheimer's disease, fragile X syndrome and the study of dietary interventions in preclinical models

Assistant Professor, Neurology School of Medicine and Public Health Home page


  • Alzheimer's disease
  • fragile X syndrome
  • autism
  • soy-based diets


  • Discovered novel biological connection between Alzheimer's disease and fragile X syndrome.
  • Applying Alzheimer's disease drug discovery to the treatment of the rare disorder fragile X syndrome.
  • Discovered adverse neurological outcomes in mouse and human models in response to soy-based diets.