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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

director of neurodegenerative disorders research

Cristian A. Lasagna Reeves, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

stark investigators, IU School of medicine

Jason W. Allen, PhD, MD

Chair, Department of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MS

Associate Dean of Alzheimer's Disease Research

Brady K. Atwood, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

AJ Baucum, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Frank J. Belas, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Richard L. Bell, PhD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Ashay D. Bhatwadekar, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Stephanie J. Bissel, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Nickolay Brustovetsky, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Randy R. Brutkiewicz, PhD

Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Scott G. Canfield, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Shaoyou Chu, MD, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Yansheng Du, PhD

Professor of Neurology

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

Chunhai Hao, MD, PhD

Bicentennial Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine II

Quyen Q. Hoang, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Gary D. Hutchins, PhD

Robert W. Holden Professor of Radiology

Yoshikazu Imanishi, PhD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology

Jungsu Kim, PhD

P. Michael Conneally Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics

Bruce T. Lamb, PhD

Executive Director, Paul and Carole Stark Neurosciences Research Institute

Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Gary E. Landreth, PhD

Martin Professor of Alzheimer's Research

Yao-Ying Ma, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Brenna C. McDonald, PsyD

Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Jason Meyer, PhD

Associate Professor of Medical & Molecular Genetics

Andrei I. Molosh, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Psychiatry

Amber L. Mosley, PhD

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Brittany D. Needham, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

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

Stephane Pelletier, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Medical & Molecular Genetics

Brian Pierchala, PhD

Sherry Sonneborn Professor of ALS Research

Vijay R. Ramakrishnan, MD

Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Hongxia Ren, PhD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Timothy Richardson, PhD

Senior Research Professor of Medicine

Anne Rietz, MSC, PhD

Assistant Research Professor of Dermatology

Shannon L. Risacher, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Andrew J. Saykin, PsyD

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

Syed Salman Shahid, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Tasneem P. Sharma, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

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

Associate Professor, School of Dentistry

Fletcher A. White, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia

Yu-Chien Wu, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Bryan K. Yamamoto, PhD

Robert B. Forney Professor Emeritus of Toxicology

I-Chen Ivorine Yu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology

Meichen Yu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Radiology & Imaging Sciences

Bo Zhao, PhD

Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery

Feng C. Zhou, PhD

Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Cell Biology

stark investigator, IU Indianapolis

Leonid Rubchinsky, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematical Sciences