23627-Lamb, Bruce

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

NB 414C
Indianapolis, IN


Bruce Lamb, PhD, received his bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania prior to a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University. In 1996, Dr. Lamb was recruited to Case Western Reserve University, where he rose from Assistant to Associate Professor. He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2005 and rose to full Professor in 2011. In 2016, Dr. Lamb joined the Indiana University School of Medicine as Director of the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute.

Dr. Lamb’s laboratory works on the basic science of Alzheimer’s disease, with a focus on: genetic modifiers identified from mouse and human studies; animal models of Alzheimer’s disease (including Director of the NIH-Funded Model Organism Development and Evaluation for Late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease program, MODEL-AD); microglia and neuronal-microglial communication in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s pathologies; traumatic brain injury as an environmental modifier for the development of Alzheimer’s pathologies; and Alzheimer’s disease drug discovery as Co-Director of the NIH-Funded IU School of Medicine/Purdue UniversityTarget Enablement to Advance Therapy Development for Alzheimer’s Disease (TREAT-AD) Center. 

In addition, Dr. Lamb is actively involved in advocacy for increased research funding for the disease. Dr. Lamb has received multiple honors including the National Civic Award and the Zaven Khachaturian Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alzheimer’s Association and was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Titles & Appointments

  • Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute
  • Co-Director, Neurosciences Institute of Excellence
  • Roberts Family Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research
  • Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics
  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Education
    1991 PhD University of Pennsylvania
    1985 BA Swarthmore College
  • Research

    Alzheimer’s Disease, Animal Models, Microglia, Neuroinflammation, Neurodegeneration, Traumatic Brain Injury

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