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 developed a 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 mechanisms, with the goal of improving diagnosis and treatment.

Wednesday, October 11,  2023 – 2:00 pm

 Yuk Yee Leung, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Talk title: Bioinformatics for post-GWAS research of Alzheimer’s Disease & related dementia



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


Sex-specific genetic drivers of Alzheimer’s disease endophenotypes

Logan Dumitrescu, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurology

Memory and Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Vanderbilt Genetics Institute

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Cholesterol and matrisome pathways dysregulated in astrocytes and microglia

Julia TCW, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics

Director, Laboratory of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapeutics

Boston University Center for Systems Neuroscience

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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