David Sweatt, Ph.D., chairman of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute in the Department of Neurobiology, is featured on the season-opening installment of “Nova scienceNOW” on Alzheimer’s Mice” on WAPT at 8 p.m. June 25.

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is hosting the program. Sweatt’s segment follows the front lines in Alzheimer’s research and focuses on ways the brain stores memories. MIT Professor Li-Huei Tsai also is featured. He shows how mice with altered brain capacity recovered memories by using experimental drugs and enriching their environment through activities with other mice.

The show uses animation to illustrate Sweatt’s research in the connection between the histone proteins and DNA memory.