Dr. Sacchetti studies the effects of diet on brain metabolism and cognitive function. In this conversation, she will give an overview of Alzheimer’s disease and share her research into dietary interventions, especially ketogenic diet and probiotics, on brain health.
This conversation has been paired with the film
"Oliver Sacks: His Own Life"
Filmed in 2015 just after receiving his fatal diagnosis, Oliver Sacks opens up about his six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, his life, his work, and his abiding sense of wonder of the world.
"A portrait of the poetic neurologist of 'Awakenings,' shot at the end of his life, takes a tender and thrilling look at the sacred demons that drove him."
Watch the film through Real Art Ways Virtual Cinema starting Friday, September 25.
Paola Sacchetti, Ph.D. was born in Italy and left to obtain a bachelor's degree in biology from Wayne State University in Detroit. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Cellular and Clinical Neurobiology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, studying the regulation of neuronal-specific genes. She continued her research as Postdoctoral Fellow at INSERM U459 in Lille, France, and the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and on the faculty at the University of Connecticut and Mount Holyoke College. She is currently an Associate Professor in Biology and Director of the Graduate Master Program in Neurosciences at the University of Hartford.
Science on Screen:
Real Art Ways brings the exciting world of science alive, pairing critically acclaimed films with thoughtful discussion led by area scientists. These local great minds extrapolate on the themes of a chosen film with engaging conversation crafted to stimulate the mind.
Science on Screen is an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.