Niccolò Terrando

Niccolò Terrando

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Assistant Research Professor in Cell Biology
  • Associate Professor in Immunology
  • Associate Professor in Cell Biology
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. Imperial College London (United Kingdom), 2007

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • New Investigator Award . International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART). 2019
  • Active Member (by election). Association of University Anesthesiologists. 2018
  • Junior Faculty Award. Association of University Anesthesiologists. 2014
  • New Investigator Award. International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids. 2014
  • Young Investigator Award in Inflammation. Eicosanoid Research Foundation. 2013
  • Young Investigator Scholarship. Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation. 2011
  • Prize for Contribution Neuroscience Course. Keele University, U.K.. 2007

Courses Taught

  • BIOLOGY 293: Research Independent Study

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Gordon, MN; Heneka, MT; Le Page, LM; Limberger, C; Morgan, D; Tenner, AJ; Terrando, N; Willette, AA; Willette, SA, Impact of COVID-19 on the Onset and Progression of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias: A Roadmap for Future Research., Alzheimer'S & Dementia : the Journal of the Alzheimer'S Association (2021) [10.1002/alz.12488] [abs].
  • Terrando, N; Park, JJ; Devinney, M; Chan, C; Cooter, M; Avasarala, P; Mathew, JP; Quinones, QJ; Maddipati, KR; Berger, M; MADCO-PC Study Team,, Immunomodulatory lipid mediator profiling of cerebrospinal fluid following surgery in older adults., Scientific Reports, vol 11 no. 1 (2021) [10.1038/s41598-021-82606-5] [abs].
  • VanDusen, KW; Li, Y-J; Cai, V; Hall, A; Hiles, S; Thompson, JW; Moseley, MA; Cooter, M; Acker, L; Levy, JH; Ghadimi, K; Quiñones, QJ; Devinney, MJ; Chung, S; Terrando, N; Moretti, EW; Browndyke, JN; Mathew, JP; Berger, M; MADCO-PC Investigators,, Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteome Changes in Older Non-Cardiac Surgical Patients with Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction., J Alzheimers Dis, vol 80 no. 3 (2021), pp. 1281-1297 [10.3233/JAD-201544] [abs].
  • Maurer, SV; Kong, C; Terrando, N; Williams, CL, Dietary Choline Protects Against Cognitive Decline After Surgery in Mice., Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, vol 15 (2021) [10.3389/fncel.2021.671506] [abs].
  • Miller-Rhodes, P; Gelbard, HA; Terrando, N, This Is Your Brain on (Low) Glucose., Trends Neurosci, vol 43 no. 12 (2020), pp. 933-935 [10.1016/j.tins.2020.09.002] [abs].