Dr. Linda Van Eldik

Dr. Linda Van Eldik is the Director of the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Co-Director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, and a Professor in the Department of Anatomy & Neurobiology at the University of Kentucky in the United States. She completed her undergraduate degree in biology at Calvin College in Michigan, before heading to Duke University to complete her doctorate in microbiology and immunology. After her postdoctoral fellowship at Rockefeller University in New York, she served on the faculty of Vanderbilt University and Northwestern University before joining the University of Kentucky in 2010. She has mentored more than 25 postdoctoral scientists and six predoctoral trainees.

Dr. Van Eldik’s research interests include studying the links between inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease, especially after traumatic brain injury and other acute neurodegenerative diseases. She works on drug discovery efforts and investigates possible therapeutics that may inhibit the over-production of disease- and injury-induced inflammatory mediators.