Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers by Site

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Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers by Site 2017-05-20T17:01:54+00:00

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Baylor College of Medicine

Ismael Al-Ramahi , PhD

Baylor College of Medicine

Rachelle Doody , MD, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine
Research/Expertise

Modeling progression of AD; Research and development of new medications to prevent and treat AD.

Caryn Glosch , PhD

Baylor College of Medicine
Research/Expertise

Caregiver burden in AD and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Mark Kunik , MD

Baylor College of Medicine
Research/Expertise

Interventions to prevent and treat behavioral disturbances in AD and other dementias; dyadic interventions to improve psychological health of persons with dementia and their caregivers.

Valory Pavlik , PhD

Baylor College of Medicine
Research/Expertise

Biomarkers of disease risk and progression; Ethnic group differences and risk.

Huda Zoghbi , MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Texas A&M Health Science Center

Rajesh Miranda , PhD

TAMU Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Fetal brain development, stem cells, microRNAs and teratology.

Farida Sohrabji , PhD

TAMU Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Brain-immune interactions regulated by estrogen and its implications for neuro-inflammatory diseases such as stroke in women.


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

John C. DeToledo , MD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Research/Expertise

Neurology, MS, Epilepsy

Ruben Gonzales

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Ramesh Kandimalla , PhD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Subodh Kumar , PhD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Chandra Kuruva , PhD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Maria Manczak , PhD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

P. Hemachandra Reddy , PhD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Research/Expertise

Neurogenetics, Mouse Models, Neurodegenerative Diseases (Alzheimer’s Disease, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis), Aging, Mitochondria, Oxidative Stress, and Mitochondrial Therapeutics.

Paul Trippier , PhD

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Murali Vijayan , PhD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Rui Wang , PhD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Henrik Wilms , MD, PhD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Linda Yin

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

The University of North Texas Health Science Center

Robert Barber , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Genetics of Alzheimer’s disease, the impact of DNA methylation and epigenetic mechanisms on aging and risk of dementia, the role of the microbiome in aging and disease, personalized medicine.

Rebecca Cunningham , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

The role of steroid hormones, specifically androgens during aging, androgen signaling mechanisms and defining the effects of androgens on central nervous system function.

Thomas Fairchild , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Enhancement of healthy aging and independent living, optimal care for memory-impaired elderly. Co-PI of UNTHSC TARCC cohort.

Michael Forster , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Cognitive decline, oxidative stress, and brain aging; Neurobiology of substance abuse and addiction.

James Hall , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Geriatric psychology and neurocognitive assessment of dementia, the role of depression in dementia, biomarkers of depression and dementia. Particular emphasis on aging among Mexican Americans.

Leigh Johnson , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

The role of depression on cognition in the elderly, understanding depression-related memory loss, neuroimaging biomarkers of a depressive endophenotype of MCI in Mexican Americans.

Janice Knebl , DO, MPH

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Clinical care of the elderly, specific emphasis is on Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, clinical trials of Alzheimer’s therapeutic agents, training of clinicians in clinical care of the elderly, Co-PI of UNTHSC TARCC cohort.

Sid O’Bryant , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Translational aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research. Topics being investigated include the generation and validation of a blood-test for AD as well as other utilities of blood-based biomarkers of AD and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI). Aging issues among underserved Latino (primarily Mexican American) elders.

Xiangrong Shi , PhD

UNT Health Science Center

Meharvan Singh , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Neurobiology of gonadal steroid hormones, particularly progestins and androgens, in aging and age-associated neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Nathalie Sumien , PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Identification of potential mechanisms underlying the aging process, and targets for therapeutics for motor and cognitive dysfunctions.

Rosalie Uht MD, PhD

UNT Health Science Center
Research/Expertise

Molecular underpinnings of the neuroendocrine component of the mammalian stress response, characterization of central nervous system findings associated with healthy aging as distinct from those associated with neurodegenerative diseases, Director of the UNTHSC brain bank.


The University of Texas at Austin

David Payfardar , MD

The University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Donald Royall , MD

UT Health Science Center-San Antonio
Research/Expertise

Aging and Neurodegeneration

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Ilya Bezprozvanny , PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Brain calcium channels and neurodegenerative disorders.

Munro Cullum , PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Marc Diamond , MD

Director, Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases; Professor, Neurology and Neurotherapeutics UT Southwestern Medical Center Work Phone: 214-648-8857

Marc Diamond, M.D., is the founding Director of the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, and is a Professor of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics. Dr. Diamond completed an internship, residency, and chief residency in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in 1997. After a postdoctoral fellowship, he was a faculty member in the Neurology Department at UCSF from 2002-2009. From 2009-2014 he was the David Clayson Professor of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis, before he was recruited to UT Southwestern.

Research/Expertise

Frontal Temporal Dementia and tauopathies.

Dr. Diamond’s research focuses on molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, with the goal of developing novel therapies and diagnostic tools. A therapeutic antibody he co-developed at Washington University in St. Louis is now entering clinical trials for treatment of dementia. The Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of investigators who are focused on understanding the basis of progressive protein aggregation in human disease. They are using this knowledge to hasten the day when neurodegeneration can be detected presymptomatically and stopped before it causes disability.

Kan Ding , MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Neuroimaging, brain injury and memory impairment.

Dwight German , PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Blood biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s and Frontal Temporal Dementia.

John Hart , MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Alzheimer’s disease, Traumatic Brain Injury and memory loss.

Joachim Herz , MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Brain lipid factors in dementia including both Alzheimer’s disease and Frontal Temporal Dementia.

Steven Patrie , PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Proteomics and metabolomic approaches to biomarker discovery.

Florian Plattner , PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Role of protein kinases in memory and synaptic plasticity.

Mary Quiceno , MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

AD clinical trials, memory loss and dementia.

Roger Rosenberg , MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Alzheimer’s disease research overall and vaccine approaches to Alzheimer’s in particular.

Heidi Rossetti , PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
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Vascular risk factors related to dementia.

Yingfei Wang , PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Mitochondrial apoptosis –inducing factor and dementia.

Kyle Womack , MD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Alzheimer’s disease and Frontal Temporal Dementia and brain imaging.

Rong Zhang , PhD

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Research/Expertise

Brain imaging, cerebrovascular function in Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment.