The Neuroimaging Informatics and Analysis Center is pleased to welcome Alison Goate, D.Phil. to the 2011 NIL-NIAC Seminar Series.
Alison Goate, Ph.D., is the Samuel & Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Genetics in Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and Professor of Neurology at Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is also Director of the Hope Center for Neurological Disorders and Associate Director of the Charles F. and Joanne Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. Dr. Goate joined the Alzheimer’s Association Medical & Scientific Advisory Council in 2007.
A pioneer in Alzheimer research, Dr. Goate reported the first genetic mutation that causes an inherited form of Alzheimer’s disease. Her current research is focused on understanding the risks and causative factors for Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. In addition to her work on Alzheimer’s, Dr. Goate is researching the genetics of alcoholism and nicotine dependence. She has published more than 250 papers.
Dr. Goate is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer’s disease research, the Alzheimer’s Association Zenith Award, the Senior Investigator Award from the Metropolitan Life Foundation, the St. Louis Academy of Science Innovation Award and the Carl and Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award. She serves on many national and international scientific advisory and review boards.
Topic: Use of Endophenotypes in Identifying and Characterizing Genetic Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s Disease.