The Role of Hypertension in Alzheimer’s Disease Progression

Hello! My name is Sonali Shirali and I am a rising sophomore and a neuroscience major at the College of William and Mary. This summer I am conducting research on the role of hypertension and how it correlates with the rise and progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. Specifically, I will be looking into the pathway of the hormone Angiotensin II and how it might affect increasing blood pressure levels and influence Alzheimer’s Disease.


  1. Your project sounds really interesting because it had never occurred to me that hypertension could be correlated with Alzheimer’s Disease. I am generally interested in the field of medicine, and I can see how your study can have significant medical implications! I would also like to know whether you are getting relevant clinical data from an outside source (e.g. hospital, research institute) or from previously published studies.