Dr Yen Ying Lim

Dr Yen Ying Lim

Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
Research Field: Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognition, Biomarkers & Genetics

Alzheimer’s disease is a leading cause of death in Australia for which there is no cure. While multiple therapies targeting key Alzheimer’s disease pathologies have been identified, none have shown any cognitive benefit in any clinical trial.

Dr Lim’s research has provided an in-depth understanding of the early cognitive manifestations of Alzheimer’s disease, particularly in genetic and neuroimaging markers. She is currently working on characterising clinicopathological relationships in Alzheimer’s disease, developing novel technologies for the early detection of cognitive abnormalities, and identifying genetic and lifestyle moderators of Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.

Yen Ying’s enthusiasm for science outreach has included many public lectures on aging an Alzheimer’s, has appeared on national TV and radio programs, including the Today Show, ABC News, and Triple M Radio, written for The Conversation, and has recently started a YouTube series. Dr Lim received her PhD from the University of Melbourne in 2013, and is currently a research fellow at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.