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Michael G. Agadjanyan, Ph.D.
Research Professor Institute for Molecular Medicine (Huntington Beach)UCI MIND

Immunotherapy; neuroinflammation

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Dritan Agalliu Ph.D.
Assistant Professor UCI MINDDevelopmental & Cell Biology, School of Biological Sciences

Blood-brain barrier, central nervous system, development, disease, stroke

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Aileen J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Anatomy & Neurobiology

Role of inflammation in degeneration and regeneration of injured CNS; human CNS stem cell engraftment


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Tallie Z. Baram, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Pediatrics; Anatomy & Neurobiology; Neurology

Epilepsy, Fever-induced (febrile) seizures of children, Learning and memory deficits after stress and seizures

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Mathew Blurton-Jones, Ph.D.
Assistant Researcher Neurobiology & Behavior

Animal models; neurotrophins; stem cell biology

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Jorge A. Busciglio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Neurobiology & Behavior

Axonal transport; Down syndrome; mitochondrial dysfunction; oxidative stress

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Lawrence F. Cahill, Ph.D.
Professor Neurobiology & Behavior

Neural mechanisms of emotionally influenced memory

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Maria M. Corrada-Bravo, Sc.D
Associate Adjunct Professor Neurology

Aging, dementia, oldest-old, risk and protective factors for dementia, longitudinal epidemiological studies.

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Carl W. Cotman, Ph.D.
Professor and Founding Director Neurology; Neurobiology & Behavior

Exercise; neurotrophic support; neuroinflammation

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Steven C. Cramer, M.D.
Associate Professor Neurology; Anatomy & Neurobiology

Stroke; spinal cord and brain injury

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David H. Cribbs, Ph.D.
Professor In-Residence Neurology

Cerebral vascular pathology; immunotherapy

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Brian Cummings, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Spinal cord injury; stem cell biology

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Malcolm C. Dick, Ph.D.
Senior Neuropsychologist UCI MIND

Alzheimer’s disease; clinical psychology; cognitive testing; dementia; mild cognitive impairments

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Cordula Dick-Muehlke, Ph.D.
Project Scientist UCI MIND


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Mark J. Fisher M.D.
Professor Neurology

Mechanisms of stroke, vascular neurobiology, blood-brain barrier

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Lisa Flanagan, Ph.D.
Assistant Adjunct Professor Pathology

Neural stem cell proliferation, differentiation, neurogenesis

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Christine M. Gall, Ph.D.
Professor Anatomy & Neurobiology

Regulation of neuronal gene expression, neurotrophic factors an adhension molecules in neuroplasticity and neuronal survival

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Daniel L. Gillen, Ph.D.
Statistics; Epidemiology

Biostatistics; design and analysis of clinical trials; longitudinal data analysis; group sequential methods

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Charles Glabe, Ph.D.
Professor Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Amyloid Aß; amyloid assembly; amyloid structure; Alzheimer’s pathogenesis

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Kim Green, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor In-Residence Neurobiology & Behavior

Works on Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics.

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Neal Hermanowicz, M.D.
Clinical Professor Neurology

Parkinson’s disease; Huntington’s disease; movement disorders;

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Claudia H. Kawas, M.D.
Professor Neurology; Neurobiology & Behavior

Successful aging; The 90+ Study; Oldest old, Dementia; Alzheimer’s disease.

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Ronald C. Kim, M.D.
Clinical Professor Pathology

Neuropathology; Alzheimer’s disease; dementia.

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Frank M. LaFerla, Ph.D.
Director and Chancellor's Professor Neurobiology & Behavior

Alzheimer’s disease; animal models, inclusion body myositis (IBM); Lewy body dementia; pre-clinical drug development; stem cell biology.

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Ira T. Lott, M.D.
Professor and Associate Dean Pediatrics; Neurology

Down syndrome.

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Gary S. Lynch, Ph.D.
Professor Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Mechanisms of synaptic plasticity; cellular mechanisms of neuronal vulnerability in brain aging.

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Edwin S. Monuki, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Pathology; Developmental & Cell Biology

Choroid plexus; stem cells; Alzheimer’s disease; cortical development.

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Tahseen Mozaffar, M.D.
Associate Professor Neurology

ALS; neuromuscular disorders; compression neuropathy; clinical trials.

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Aimee Pierce M.D.
Medical Director of the Memory Assessment Research Center
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Wayne Poon, Ph.D.
Tissue Repository Director UCI MIND

Molecular and cell neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease 


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Steven S. Schreiber, M.D.
Professor Neurology; Anatomy & Neurobiology

Alzheimer’s disease; clinical trials.

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Stefano L Sensi M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Adjunct Professor Neurology, Pharmacology

Associate Professor – Rehabilitative Neurology, Head of the Molecular Neurology Unit CeSI, Center for Excellence on Aging at the University “G. d’Annunzio,” Chieti, Italy.

Alzheimer’s disease, excitotoxicity, physiology of glutamate receptors, calcium and zinc dyshomeostasis, mitochondria, metabolomics, proteomics, fMRI investigation of cognitive decline in aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Steven L. Small, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair Neurology

Brain and language; aphasia; network modeling; stroke.

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Craig E. L. Stark, Ph.D.
Professor Neurobiology & Behavior

Brain imaging; cognitive neuroscience.

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Arnold Starr, M.D.
Research Professor Neurology

Auditory neuropathy; neurological disorders affecting cognition, sensation, and motor behaviors.

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Joan S. Steffan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor In-Residence Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Huntington’s disease

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Lydia Su, Ph.D.
Professor Radiological Sciences

Aß and tau PET imaging; quantitative MRI analysis of MCI and Alzheimer’s disease; developing early diagnostic models for Alzheimer’s based on combined imaging/clinical features using neural network approaches.

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Andrea J. Tenner, Ph.D.
Director, UCI MIND; Professor Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Innate Immunity; Inflammation; Complement; Alzheimer’s disease; Neuroprotection; Neurodegeneration.

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Gaby T. Thai, M.D.
Associate Clinical Professor Neurology

Dementia; Clinical trials.

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Leslie M. Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor Psychiatry & Human Behavior; Neurobiology & Behavior

Huntington’s disease; stem cell biology; animal models.

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John H. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor Neurology; Anatomy & Neurobiology

ALS; Alzheimer’s disease; epilepsy; stroke.

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Marcelo Wood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Neurobiology & Behavior

Epigenetics; Learning and memory.

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Michael Yassa Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior

Learning and memory; Neuroimaging; Healthy Aging and Dementia

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