How You Walk Could Flag Mental Decline

The research collaboration between Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S., and Roee Holtzer, Ph.D., has advanced our understanding of mobility and its link to cognition. Dr. Verghese is director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for the Aging Brain and Dr. Holtzer is professor of neurology at Einstein.

Several Einstein faculty members and their research are featured in a National Geographic cover story on the potential genetic roots of longevity.  Harry Ostrer, M.D., Roee Holtzer, Ph.D., and Nir Barzilai, M.D., are quoted, providing insight into the some likely genetic factors of healthy aging and the varied physiological and behavioral outcomes of these factors. Ongoing epigenetic investigations by Francine Einstein, M.D. and John Greally, M.B.B.Ch, Ph.D., are also highlighted, as is Dr. Holtzer’s collaborator Joe Verghese, M.B.B.S.