Dr. Fiona E. Harrison is a behavioral neuroscientist and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Harrison’s research interests focus on using mouse models to understand how specific nutritional factors can impact the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Specifically, she has studied the ways in which vitamin C deficiency and a high fat diet can drive beta-amyloid accumulation in the brain. Dr. Harrison is an investigator in the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and is a preceptor for the Vanderbilt Interdisciplinary Training Program in Alzheimer’s Disease (T32).
Dr. Harrison completed her doctoral degree in behavioral neuroscience at University of Wales, a postdoctoral fellowship in pharmacology at Vanderbilt University, and a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2008.