Merle Hönig, M.Sc.

Merle Hönig’s research interest is focused on the investigation of gene-environment interactions in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using a multimodal imaging approach. As part of her PhD project, she elucidates the role of lifetime factors such as education, occupation, nutrition and physical activity in regard to the occurrence and extent of AD-related brain pathology and changes in network function. In addition, she is interested in epigenetic changes underlying AD and how these changes are associated with lifetime factors and neuropathology. The overall aim of her project is to contribute to the understanding of the underlying mechanisms of sporadic AD.

Selected publications:

Hönig MC, Bischof GN, Hammes J, Faber J, Fliessbach K, van Eimeren T, et al. Tau pathology and cognitive reserve in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiol Aging. 2017 Sep;57:1–7.

Hönig MC, Bischof GN, Seemiller J, Hammes J, Kukolja J, Onur Ö, Jessen F, Fliessbach K, Neumaier B, Fink GR, van Eimeren T, Drzezga A. Networks of tau distribution in Alzheimer’s disease. Brain, 2018

Curriculum Vitae (Hoenig_CV)