Dr. Amanda DiBattista is a Program Director in the Fundamental Neuroscience Section of the Neurobiology of Aging and Neurodegeneration Branch in the Division of Neuroscience. Dr. DiBattista earned her B.A. in Neuroscience from the University of Virginia, and she earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University. Prior to joining NIA in 2017, her research at Georgetown University focused on understanding how the APOE4 gene increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease using molecular, cellular and behavioral approaches. Dr. DiBattista is responsible for overseeing research on the role of neuroplasticity, cellular senescence, glia, and lipid neurobiology in the aging brain.