Sept 2021: This month our lab had three postdoctoral fellowships awarded! Dr. Joe Winer (left) received an NIA F32 fellowship to examine neural and cognitive correlates of the sleep wake cycle measured via actigraphy. Dr. Christina Young (middle) received an Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship to examine digital voice metrics as a proxy for cognitive decline in preclinical AD. And Dr. Tammy Tran (right) received an Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship for her work relating structural indices of the medial temporal lobe to longitudinal cognitive change in the Stanford Aging and Memory Study. $$$$!
July 2021: Meghan Jin presents her work on bias related to race in amyloid PET dataset at the 2021 Alzheimer's Association International Conference.
January 2021: Dr. Ali Trelle publishes that early Alzheimer's biofluid profiles are associated with worse hippocampal-dependent memory performance in the Stanford Aging and Memory Study. Read article
November 2020: Gabriel Kenndy wins a best abstract award in the category of Translational Research for his presentation "Genetic determinants of sleep are associated with β-amyloid burden" at the Aging and Sleep 2020 Scientific Meeting.
January 2020: Tyler Toueg and Dr. Ali Trelle present at Human Amyloid Imaging 2020.
August 2019: Dr. Kacie Deters presents her work on APOE and cognitive decline across race at the Bay Area Memory Meeting (BAMM) in San Jose.
August 2019: In collaboration with Thomas Yeo we publish findings that relate heterogeneity in atrophy patterns to domain specific cognitive profiles and patterns of Tau deposition in Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more
July 2019: We presented two posters at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this year! Dr. Mary Ellen Koran presented “Concordance between 18F-PI-2620 tau PET/MRI Imaging and Clinical Outcomes in Alzheimer Disease and Other Tauopathies”, and Lucy Zhang presented “High vascular risk is associated with memory decline in APOE4 carriers with high African ancestry.”
July 2019: Drs. Kacie Deters receives a pilot grant award from the Stanford Aging and Ethnogeriatrics (SAGE) Research Center, titled “APOE, Neuropathology, and Cognitive Decline in Blacks.”
March 2019: Drs. Ali Trelle and Beth Mormino chair and present a symposium at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference in San Francisco, titled ‘Individual differences in age-related episodic memory decline: mechanisms, challenges, and opportunities.” Learn more
March 2019: International Women’s Day: Celebrating Women in Science. March 8 marks International Women's Day, a global initiative dedicated to celebrating women's achievements, while calling for a more gender-balanced world. We spoke with scientists Drs. Kacie Deters and Elizabeth (Beth) Mormino about their work and perspectives on being leaders in the research field. Learn more
January 2019: Elizabeth Mormino awarded the 2019 HAI CLARK AWARD. This award is named in honor of Christopher Clark, MD, a neurologist and Alzheimer’s disease researcher who passed away in January 2012. Chris was an inspiration to the Alzheimer’s field and this award honors his memory by supporting the continuing advancement of the field. Learn more
November 2018: The Mormino lab hosts investigators from UC Berkeley for the inaugural ‘Memory and AD Biomarker in Aging’ group discussion.
September 2018: Dr. Kacie Deters awarded Best Poster at the conference for Aetiology and Prevention in Musculoskeletal and Neurodegenerative Diseases in Trelleborg, Sweden.
July 2018: Kacie Deters, postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Beth Mormino's lab, was awarded the 2018 Alzheimer's Association Fellowship to orally present her paper "Diminished effect of APOE4 on memory decline in individuals with high African ancestry" at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Chicago, IL.
May 2018: Dr. Kacie Deters receives a research fellowship from the Alzheimer’s Association to examine the association between genetic risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive aging in African Americans. This will be our lab’s first collaboration with Dr. Lisa Barnes at Rush University.
April 2018: Dr. Beth Mormino receives her first research grant (R21) from the NIH to relate medial temporal lobe Tau to high resolution measures of structure and function in human aging.
March 2018: In collaboration with investigators at MGH, we show that polygenic risk of Alzheimer’s disease can be combined with Amyloid PET to predict future cognitive decline. Learn more
October 2017: We have received internal funds from the new Precision Health and Integrated Diagnostics (PHIND) Center at Stanford to start a longitudinal imaging-CSF study of aging at Stanford. This is collaboration across Psychology (Wagner), Neurology (Mormino, Fredericks), and Radiology (Rutt, Chin, McNab).
August 2017: Drs. Beth Mormino and Yen Lim (from University of Melbourne) show early evidence of Amyloid accumulation in APOE4+ individuals without dementia. Learn more
July 2017: Sex-specific risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease are important factors to consider when predicting future risk and treatment strategies that may prevent the disease altogether, Dr. Beth Mormino, assistant professor neurology, writes in this post. Learn more
Mormino Lab slowly re-opens!
Mormino Lab joins the Stanford ADRC during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease in San Jose, October 2019
Lab outing at old cove trail, June 2019
African American Participation in AD Workshop 2018 travel awardees
SNI 2018 poster presentation
AAIC 2018 poster presentation
Joint Mormino-Greicius lab dinner at AAIC 2018
Mormino Lab Holiday Party