Tsuneya Ikezu

Professor, School of Medicine

Tsuneya Ikezu is a professor in BU School of Medicine’s Departments of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics and Neurology. He is also part of BU MED’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

Dr. Ikezu’s research interests are focused on the role of neuroinflammation in the pathophysiology of dementia and as a potential therapeutic target of Alzheimer’s disease, HIV-associated dementia, and more recently chronic traumatic encephalopathy and encephalomyelopathy. He also studies enzymes that induce phosphorylation and aggregation of neurological disease-associated proteins, such as Alzheimer’s disease, HIV-associated dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.