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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. Researchers at Indiana University School of Medicine are exploring the causes of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, searching for new methods to detect the disease early and discovering the latest advances to slow and prevent the disease. Neuroscience experts collaborate on basic and translational science programs within the research institute through multiple nationally funded studies, centers and consortia based out of IU School of Medicine.

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.

Alzheimer's Research

Faculty investigators

Elliot J. Androphy, MD

Chair, Department of Dermatology

Liana G. Apostolova, MS, MD, FAAN

Distinguished Professor

Brady K. Atwood, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

AJ Baucum, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Richard L. Bell, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Nicolas F. Berbari, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology

Michelle L. Block, PhD

Paul Stark Professor of Pharmacology

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Shaoyou Chu, PhD, MD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Timothy W. Corson, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Yansheng Du, PhD

Professor of Neurology

Eric A. Engleman, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Martin R. Farlow, MD

Professor Emeritus of Neurology

Tatiana Foroud, PhD

Executive Associate Dean for Research Affairs

Holly J. Garringer, PhD

Associate Research Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Bernardino Ghetti, MD

Distinguished Professor

Quyen Q. Hoang, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

John W. Beeler Professor of Radiology

Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD, MSC, BSC

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Jungsu Kim, PhD

P. Michael Conneally Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Debomoy K. Lahiri, PhD, MS

Distinguished Professor

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Gary E. Landreth, PhD

Martin Professor of Alzheimer's Research

Cristian A. Lasagna Reeves, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Brenna C. McDonald, Psy.D.

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

David L. McKinzie, PhD, MA

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Jason Meyer, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Andrei I. Molosh, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry

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

Brian Pierchala, PhD

Sherry Sonneborn Professor of ALS Research

Hongxia Ren, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Shannon L. Risacher, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Andrew J. Saykin, MS, PsyD

Director, Center for Neuroimaging and Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center

Paul R. Territo, PhD, MS

Professor of Medicine

William A. Truitt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Ruben Vidal, PhD

Luella McWhirter Martin Professor of Clinical Alzheimer's Research

Chandler L. Walker, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Fletcher A. White, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia

Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Bryan K. Yamamoto, MS, PhD

Robert B. Forney Professor Emeritus of Toxicology

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

Leonid Rubchinsky, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences