Keynote Speaker

"Brain aging and cognitive decline"

Thomas J. Montine, MD, PhD

Stanford Medicine Endowed Professor in Pathology
Chair; Departmemt of Pathology
Stanford University

Dr. Montine received his education at Columbia University (BA in Chemistry), the University of Rochester (PhD in Pharmacology), and McGill University (MD and CM). His postgraduate medical training was at Duke University, and he was junior faculty at Vanderbilt University where he was awarded the Thorne Professorship in Pathology. In 2002, Dr. Montine was appointed as the Nancy and Buster Alvord Endowed Professor in Neuropathology and Director of the Division of Neuropathology at the University of Washington. In 2010, Dr. Montine was appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Washington, and in 2012 he became Director of the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. In 2016, Dr. Montine was appointed Chair of the Department of Pathology at Stanford University. He is the founding Director of the Pacific Northwest Udall Center, now the Pacific Udall Center since his appointment at Stanford University, one of 9 NINDS-funded Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research. Dr. Montine is also among the top recipients of NIH funding for all Department of Pathology faculty in the United States. He was the 2015 President of the American Association of Neuropathologists, and led or co-led recent NIH initiatives to revise diagnostic guidelines for Alzheimer’s disease (NIA), develop research priorities for the National Alzheimer’s Plan (NINDS & NIA), and develop research priorities for Parkinson’s Disease (NINDS). The Montine Laboratory focuses on the structural and molecular bases of cognitive impairment with the goal of defining key pathogenic steps and thereby new therapeutic targets.

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