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Neurodegenerative Disorders Research

A significant focus of Stark Neurosciences Research Institute is on the neurobiology and molecular genetics of neurodegenerative disorders, including most prominently Alzheimer’s disease. The basic and translational science programs interact extensively with the Indiana Alzheimer’s Disease Center, the MODEL-AD center, LEADs and NCRAD.

Faculty Investigators

Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN

Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor of Alzheimers Disease Research

Stephanie J. Bissel

Assistant Scientist in Medical & Molecular Genetics

Michelle L. Block, PhD

Paul Stark Scholar, Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Yansheng Du, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Martin R. Farlow, MD

Adjunct Professor Emeritus, Professor Emeritus

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology

Holly J. Garringer, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Bernardino Ghetti, MD

Distinguished Professor

Jungsu Kim, PhD

P. Michael Conneally Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD, MSc

Professor of Neurobiology

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Gary E. Landreth, PhD

Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Cristian A. Lasagna Reeves, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Kwangsik Nho, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Adrian L. Oblak, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Alan Palkowitz, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Shannon L. Risacher, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Andrew J. Saykin, PSYD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging

Paul R. Territo, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Ruben Vidal, MS, PhD

Luella McWhirter Martin Professor of Clinical Alzheimer's Research

Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Karmen K. Yoder, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Advancing Alzheimer's Disease Research

IU School of Medicine is home to a robust, productive and renowned researcher centers, labs and programs that collaborate to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Explore the school’s programs and initiatives that are advancing knowledge and care options in this critical area of medicine.

Alzheimer's Research