Professor, Associate Executive Director of Basic Research, Hibernia National Bank/Edward G. Schlieder Chair, and Director of the newly established Institute for Dementia Research &Prevention at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, LSU System, Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Dr. Keller received his Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology at the University of Kentucky in 1999. Since that time, Dr. Keller's efforts have been focused on studying aging, oxidative stress, proteasome biology, and Alzheimer's disease research. The work of Dr. Keller in the last 2 years has been focused on understanding the ability of a high fat diet to modulate brain function and brain pathology during aging. In particular, we are interested on the ability of these high fat diets to accelerate brain aging and promote the development of age-related neurodegenerative diseases. These efforts are a part of a multi-group effort at the Center headed by Dr Keller. In addition to these research efforts, Dr Keller serves on the editorial board of nine journals, is a reviewer for multiple NIH grant review study sections, and is a member of multiple government task forces focused on health and dementia.