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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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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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Ruth Benca, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
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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.
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.
Founding Director and Professor Neurology; Neurobiology & Behavior

Exercise; neurotrophic support; neuroinflammation

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

Stroke; spinal cord and brain injury

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David Cribbs, Ph.D.
Research Professor and Associate Director, UCI MIND; Neuropathology Core Co-Leader, UCI ADRC

Alzheimer’s disease; cerebral vascular pathology; immunotherapy.

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Brian Cummings, Ph.D.
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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Karen L. Edwards, Ph.D.
Professor Epidemiology

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

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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.
Associate Professor Neurology

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.
Professor 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.
Associate Professor Neurobiology & Behavior

Works on Alzheimer’s disease therapeutics.

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Joshua Grill, Ph.D.
Co-Director, UCI MIND; Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

Alzheimer’s disease; clinical trials

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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.
Co-Director, UCI MIND; Dean Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

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

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Charles Limoli Ph.D.
Professor UC Irvine School of MedicineRadiation Oncology

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

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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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Mark Mapstone, Ph.D.
Health Sciences Clinical Professor Neurology

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

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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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Diane O’Dowd, Ph.D.
HHMI Professor, Vice Provost, Academic Personnel Department of Developmental and Cell Biology

Synaptic transmission, plasticity, genetics, learning and memory.

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Irene Munk Pedersen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

miRNA; stem cells, blood-brain barrier defects

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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.
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.
Professor Neurobiology & Behavior

Epigenetics; Learning and memory.

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Michael Yassa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Neurobiology & Behavior

Learning and memory; Neuroimaging; Healthy Aging and Dementia

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