Dr. Miles Berger
Dr. Miles Berger is a neuro-anesthesiologist and neuroscientist at Duke University. His research team focuses on understanding the cause of postoperative cognitive dysfunction(POCD) and delirium, and whether these disorders are caused by perioperative changes in Alzheimer's disease pathways and/or neuroinflammation. Hi team is also interested in the role of the complement pathway within the brain in mediating neurocognitive decline in carriers of APOE4, the most common genetic risk factor for late on set Alzheimer’s Disease. Towards these ends, his team uses a combination of methods including cognitive testing, CSF and blood sampling, functional neuroimaging, flow cytometry, and rigorous biochemical assays.