Aileen J. Anderson, PhD

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Anatomy & Neurobiology

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

Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics; Anatomy & Neurobiology; Neurology

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

Kevin T. Beier, PhD

Assistant Professor, Physiology & Biophysics, School of Medicine

Neuroscience, Neural Circuits, Neural plasticity, Molecular Neuroscience, Behavior, Technique Development, Viral-genetic

Ruth Benca, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Sleep and Brain Disease

Mathew Blurton-Jones, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior

Animal models; neurotrophins; stem cell biology

Jorge A. Busciglio, PhD

Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior

Axonal transport; Down syndrome; mitochondrial dysfunction; oxidative stress

María M. Corrada, ScM, ScD

Professor, Neurology, Epidemiology

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

Carl W. Cotman, PhD

Founding Director and Professor, Neurology; Neurobiology & Behavior

Exercise; neurotrophic support; neuroinflammation

David Cribbs, PhD

Research Professor and Associate Director, UCI MIND; Neuropathology Core Co-Leader, UCI ADRC

Alzheimer’s disease; cerebral vascular pathology; immunotherapy.

Brian Cummings, PhD

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Spinal cord injury; stem cell biology

Malcolm C. Dick, PhD

Senior Neuropsychologist, UCI MIND

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

Karen L. Edwards, PhD

Professor, Epidemiology

Genetic epidemiology of complex diseases, including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease; gene x environment interactions; mixed methods research

Mark J. Fisher MD

Professor, Neurology

Mechanisms of stroke, vascular neurobiology, blood-brain barrier

Lisa Flanagan, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology

Neural stem cell proliferation, differentiation, neurogenesis

Daniel L. Gillen, PhD

Professor and Chair, Statistics; Epidemiology

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

Charles Glabe, PhD

Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

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

Kim Green, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior

Works on Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics.

Joshua D. Grill, PhD

Director, UCI MIND; Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior and Neurobiology and Behavior

Alzheimer’s disease; clinical trials

Elizabeth Head, PhD

Professor, Vice Chair for Research, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine; Director, Experimental Pathology PhD Program

Neal Hermanowicz, MD

Clinical Professor, Neurology

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

Kei Igarashi, PhD

Assistant Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology

Memory, olfaction, Alzheimer's disease, hippocampus, entorhinal cortex

Claudia H. Kawas, MD

Professor, Neurology; Neurobiology & Behavior

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

Ronald C. Kim, MD

Clinical Professor, Pathology

Neuropathology; Alzheimer’s disease; dementia.

Virginia E. Kimonis, MD

Chief, Division of Genetics and Metabolism; Professor, Pediatrics

Neuromuscular disorders, inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease, frontotemporal dementia, Prader Willi, morbid obesity, craniosynostosis

Masashi Kitazawa, PhD

Associate Professor, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), Department of Medicine/OEM; Affiliated Member, Public Health

Alzheimer's disease, neurodegenerative diseases, myopathies, inflammation, microglia

Frank M. LaFerla, PhD

Director, UCI Alzheimer's Disease Research Center; Dean, UCI School of Biological Sciences

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

Charles Limoli, PhD

Professor, UC Irvine School of Medicine, Radiation Oncology

Oxidative stress, Neurogenesis, Stem cells, Transplantation, Chemobrain, Irradiation, Cognitive dysfunction

Ira T. Lott, MD

Professor Emeritus, Pediatrics and Neurology

Down syndrome.

Bryce Mander, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior School of Medicine

Sleep, Sleep Deprivation, Sleep Disorders, Cognitive Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, Memory, Neurodegeneration

Mark Mapstone, PhD

Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Neurology

Alzheimer’s disease; cognitive aging; blood biomarkers; memory; translational neuroscience; neuropsychology

Edwin S. Monuki, MD, PhD

Chair, Pathology; Developmental & Cell Biology

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

Tahseen Mozaffar, MD

Associate Professor, Neurology

ALS; neuromuscular disorders; compression neuropathy; clinical trials.

Irene Munk Pedersen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

miRNA; stem cells, blood-brain barrier defects

Bin Nan, PhD

Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics

survival analysis, analysis of high-dimensional brain image data, analysis of longitudinal data with change-points, terminal events, and variables subject to limit of detection.

Daniel Nation, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychological Science

Role of vascular cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease; development of cognitive and biological markers of cerebrovascular aging

James Nowick, PhD

Professor of Chemistry; Chair, Department of Chemistry

Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology

Diane O’Dowd, PhD

HHMI Professor, Vice Provost, Academic Personnel, Developmental and Cell Biology

Synaptic transmission, plasticity, genetics, learning and memory.

Andre Obenaus, PhD

Professor, Pediatrics; Director, Preclinical and Translational Imaging Center


Mari Perez-Rosendahl, MD

Assistant Professor, Pathology


Ahmad Sajjadi, MD, PhD, MRCP

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, UC Irvine School of Medicine

Memory disorders; neurology

Steven S. Schreiber, MD

Professor, Neurology; Anatomy & Neurobiology

Alzheimer’s disease; clinical trials.

Stefano L Sensi MD, PhD

Associate Adjunct Professor, Neurology, Pharmacology

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.

Craig E. L. Stark, PhD

Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior

Brain imaging; cognitive neuroscience.

Joan S. Steffan, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Huntington’s disease

David Sultzer, MD

Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry

Vivek Swarup, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior

Neurodegeneration, Systems Biology, Bioinformatics, Transcriptomics, Epigenetics, Genetics, Alzheimer's disease, Therapeutics, Aging

Steven Tam, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Medicine


Andrea J. Tenner, PhD

Professor, Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

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

Gaby T. Thai, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Neurology

Dementia; Clinical trials.

Leslie M. Thompson, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry & Human Behavior; Neurobiology & Behavior

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

John H. Weiss, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurology; Anatomy & Neurobiology

ALS; Alzheimer’s disease; epilepsy; stroke.

Marcelo Wood, PhD

Professor, Neurobiology & Behavior

Epigenetics; Learning and memory.

Xiangmin Xu, PhD

Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology

Neural circuits, Cell-type specific, Electrophysiology, Imaging, Optical stimulation, Molecular genetics

Michael Yassa, PhD

Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior, Psychiatry, Neurology

Learning and memory, neuroimaging, biomarkers, aging and dementia