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Amanda Dibattista
Title: Program Director
Office(s): Division of Neuroscience (DN)
Phone Number: 301-496-9350
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Dr. Amanda DiBattista is a Program Director in the Fundamental Neuroscience Section of the Neurobiology of Aging 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 the mechanisms of neuroplasticity, glia, and lipid signaling and metabolism in the aging brain.


  • Molecular mechanisms underlying the plasticity of neural cells in brain aging
  • Neural mechanisms associated with age-related changes in glia
  • Role of lipid signaling and metabolism in brain aging