Effie Tsilibary is an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and the Coordinator of the MS in Stress and Health Management at Hellenic American University. Her expertise includes the examination of signaling and survival pathways in cultured neuronal and other cells in normal and pathological conditions, with a focus on neurodegenerative diseases. She has examined cellular and molecular mechanisms affecting the structure and function of cultured neural cells in vitro in Gulf War Illness (and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in experimental Alzheimer disease (AD) in vitro and in vivo. More recently she has been involved in an ongoing study of a women’s cohort at the Brain Sciences Center of the VAMC of Minneapolis that seeks to identify factors predisposing to dementia. She has published several peer-review articles and chapters on the theme of AD- and GWI-associated neurodegeneration, and has a life-long track record in cell biology and signaling mechanisms in health and diseased conditions, with over 85 related, peer-review publications.