How are donated human brains used to study Alzheimer’s disease?

By August 29, 2019Commentary, Community Events

How are donated human brains used to study Alzheimer’s disease? October 25th Research Conference #SpeakerSpotlight:


Dr. Julie Schneider is a board-certified Geriatric Neurologist and Neuropathologist, Professor of Pathology and Neurological Sciences at Rush University, and Associate Director of the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. Dr. Schneider’s research focuses on linking pathology with risk factors and brain imaging to improve understanding of cognitive aging and dementia.

Brain donation has been an invaluable resource for researchers to better understand the causes of and treatment options for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. In the session, “Gifted Brains Yield Priceless Gains,” Dr. Schneider will discuss how the study of brain tissue has helped advance knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease, while also illuminating some limitations of autopsy research.

Learn more and register: http://conference.mind.uci.edu