AlzhEimer's Disease: Next Generation Researchers



The complexity of research into the genetic architecture of Alzheimer’s requires collaboration across dozens of institutions, including seasoned leaders along with the faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and PhD candidates who make up their teams.

In collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium, we have developed a new multi-institutional seminar series highlighting team members who represent the next generation of  Alzheimer’s Disease researchers. Their work contributes to the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease mechanism, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.

 Each quarter, we highlight one of our colleague’s work.

Save the Date:  

August 10, 2022

Logan Dumitrescu, MS, PhD

Computational Geneticist and Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Sex-specific genetic drivers of Alzheimer’s disease endophenotypes

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Logan C. Dumitrescu, MS, PhD, is a computational geneticist and an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She co-leads the Computational Neurogenomics Team at the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center and is an investigator in the Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Vanderbilt Genetics Institute. Dr. Dumitrescu’s research interests focus on the molecular and genetic factors that contribute to risk and resilience from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Her works often takes an interdisciplinary approach, leveraging biomarker, cognitive, neuroimaging, and ‘omic data sources in the context of large-scale genetic analyses of AD and longitudinal studies of aging. She is also specifically interested in identifying and characterizing sex-specific genetic drivers of AD endophenotypes.



2022 Presentations

Find videos of each presentation, along with each presenter’s bio and a link to their Pubmed list of publications. 

The Role of Genetic Ancestry in Alzheimer’s Disease

Giuseppe Tosto, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology 

Taub Institute and the Gertrude Sergievsky Center

Columbia University

Genetics and Transcriptome Study of Alzheimer’s Disease

Xiaoling Zhang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine in Biomedical Genetics

Boston University School of Medicine


2021 Presentations

Transcriptomic Approaches to Alzheimer Disease in Diverse Ancestral Populations

Anthony Griswold, PhD 

Research Assistant Professor of Human Genetics

The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics

John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics

Associate Director, Center for Genome Technology

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine


Variant-to-gene Mapping for Brain-related Traits and Disorders 

Alessandra Chesi, PhD

Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

University of Pennsylvania




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