LAO, ANGELYN R.
Angelyn Lao completed her Doctorate degree in Systems Biology under Olaf Wolkenhauer (Rostock University) and Thomas E. Willnow (Max-Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine in Berlin-Buch). Prior to this, she studied mathematics at DLSU and University of the Philippines (Diliman). In her PhD work, she established the first mathematical (Schmidt, Lao, et al., The EMBO Journal, 2012) and compartmental (Lao et al., BMC Systems Biology, 2012) models to describe and analyze the influence of SORLA in the amyloidogenic processing of Alzhemier's disease (AD). Her research work was fully funded by the Helmholz Alliance of Systems Biology in Germany. She continues to involve herself in Alzheimer-related research. She is working on a mathematical model that relates Type 2 diabetes and AD. She is a part of an interdisciplinary project that aims to model the metabolic aspect of AD on ketone body. Aside from Alzheimer-related research, she started to venture into other fields of biological research problem. Together with her students, they built a stochastic model that mimics the behavior of the resistance protein in plant pathogenesis. She also got interested in modeling coffee, cacao, and cancer genes.