Ozioma is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Neuropsychologist. He is interested in elucidating how early brain changes interface with lifestyle and genetic factors to influence progression from cognitive normalcy to symptomatic Alzheimer's disease.
My lab studies aging and Alzheimer's disease. I am interested in understanding the interplay of factors that contribute to healthy or pathological brain aging. In particular, the effect of factors that contribute to or protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Catherine Gallagher , MD, is a neurologist and movement disorders specialist who is studying PET and MRI biomarkers in Parkinson’s disease. She is also experienced in the diagnosis of AD and non-Alzheimer dementias.
Vikas leads the image analysis service of the ADRC imaging core. He is an Associate Professor in the Biostatistics & Medical Informatics and Computer Sciences at UW. He specializes in image analysis, computer vision and machine learning.
I lead the ADRC imaging core and am the PI of the WRAP study. I'm interested in the neurobiological and psychological processes that affect memory; early detection of Alzheimer's Disease; imaging markers of AD progression; brain changes in normal aging; the effect of intervention on the brain in aging and AD.
Dr. Howard A. Rowley is co-director of the Wisconsin ADRC imaging Core. He is a Professor of Radiology, Neurology, and Neurosurgery; Chief of Neuroradiology; and the Joseph F. Sackett Professor of Radiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Dr. Asthana is Professor of Medicine; Section head of Geriatrics, VA GRECC Director, and ADRC Director. He specializes in dementia characterization and evaluation of interventions for AD.
Dr. Gleason is a clinical neuropsychologist and the Administrative Director of the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. She conducts studies on the effect of hormones on cognition and brain function and also conducts studies on cognitive and brain factors that make elderly individuals at greater risk for falls.
The research of my group is focused on developing imaging and analysis techniques for the study of human brain function with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3 tesla. My research group is actively involved in functional MRI techniques, functional MRI of TMS brain stimulation, white matter organization mapping, and structural characterization of brain tissues.
Dr. Carlsson’s research focuses on the effects of vascular risk factors and their treatments on cognition and biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in persons at risk for dementia.
Dr. Christian leads the PET imaging service in the Wisconsin ADRC. His research involves the development and application of PET methodologies to investigate neurochemical changes in the brain, including studying novel radioligands to characterize neurotransmitter-protein interactions and how they are influenced by the effects of neuropsychiatric disease and psychotropic drugs.
Dr. Puglielli's broad research interests focus on the role that lipid metabolism plays in the regulation of Aβ (amyloid β-peptide) generation and synaptogenesis during both normal aging of the brain and the Alzheimer-type of neurodegeneration. Specifically, we focus on the role played by the ceramide-dependent signaling cascade, and by intracellular cholesterol distribution.
Dr Dowling is a statistician in the Wisconsin ADRC
Nancy oversees all lab and study activities for Barbara Bendlin, PhD, as well as supports and contributes to the overall success of the Neuroimaging Lab and the Wisconsin ADRC as a whole.
Amy works with the labs of Drs. Johnson, Bendlin, and Okonkwo along with the WRAP study and ADRC Imaging Core. She fosters collaborations with UW and external scientists and promotes the WRAP study and Imaging Core services.
I am interested in how sleeping brain activity changes across the lifespan and how it offers a window to mechanisms of brain change in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease.