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.

May 11, 2022 / 2:00 p.m. EDT

Genetics and Transcriptome Study of Alzheimer’s Disease

Xiaoling Zhang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine in Biomedical Genetics, Boston University School of Medicine

Xiaoling Zhang, MD, PhD, seeks to discover the genetic risk factors of complex human diseases, and further identify their underlying functional mechanisms. She received her doctorate in Bioinformatics from Boston University and her Master’s degree in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

After being trained in epidemiology genetics and genomics at the NIH-NHLBI Framingham Heart Study, she is actively pursuing the driving force of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and its shared genetic structure and functional pathways with other diseases including cardiometabolic disorders by integrating genome-wide DNA & RNA sequencing and a variety of functional genomic data.

Read more and find Dr. Zhang’s publications here.

Look for Zoom link information in an email from Audrey Lynn, PhD.

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August 10, 2022

Logan Dumitrescu, MD, PhD

Computational Geneticist and Assistant Professor

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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 



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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