Faculty

Leadership

Gerard Schellenberg, PhD
Director, Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Genetics and genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementia.
Li-San Wang, PhD
Co-Director, Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center Associate Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia; computational methods for big data in genomics research.

Affiliated Faculty

Jennifer E. Phillips-Cremins, PhD
Assistant Professor, Bioengineering (BE)
3D genome folding; Neurodevelopment; Neurodegenerative disease; Trinucleotide repeat expansion disorders; Epigenetics; Genomics
Ophir Shalem, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Christian J. Stoeckert Jr., PhD
Research Professor, Genetics
Computational biology and bioinformatics; genomics databases; ontology.
John Q. Trojanowski, MD, PhD
William Maul Measy - Truman G. Schnabel, Jr., M.D. Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
Neurodegenerative diseases caused by filamentous aggregates of A-beta, tau and alpha-synuclein; Morphological, genetic, molecular biological and biochemical methods to study neurodegeneration.
Vivianna M. Van Deerlin, MD, PhD
Professor, Pathology and Laboratory
Genetics of neurodegenerative diseases, in particular frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease (PD), and Alzheimer's disease (AD).
Benjamin F. Voight, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Genetics
Statistical genetics, computational biology, and population genetics-based approaches to understand the biological underpinnings and evolutionary history of human phenotypes.
Christopher (Casey) Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor of Genetics
Functional human non-coding sequence variation; expression QTL analysis; high throughput approaches for fine-mapping of the causal variants underlying human disease.
Alice Chen-Plotkin, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Unbiased genomic- or proteomic-scale screens; mechanistic followup in relevant systems including neuronal culture and in vivo animal models
Shin-Yi Chou, PhD
Adjunct Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Health economics and gene-environment interaction analysis of Alzheimer’s disease
Christos Davatzikos, PhD
Wallace T. Miller, Sr. Professor of Radiology
Biomedical Image Analysis, Machine learning in Imaging, Imaging Biomarkers of Neurologic and Neuropsychiatric Diseases.
Struan F.A. Grant, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Disease genomics, with a specific focus on pediatrics. High-throughput genotyping and sequencing technologies, combined with statistical and bioinformatic approaches.
F. Bradley Johnson, PhD
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Molecular biology of aging, cell senescence, Werner syndrome, telomeres, recombination, G-quadruplexes, neurodegeneration, transplantation.
Edward B. Lee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Molecular pathways associated with neuropathologic inclusions in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal lobar dementia.
Virginia M.-Yee Lee, PhD
John H. Ware 3rd Endowed Professor in Alzheimer's Research
Biology of tau, synucleins, TDP-43 and amyloid beta precursor proteins (APPs) in health and disease.
Yuk Yee Leung, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
small RNA and proteomic biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, genomic annotation and sequencing pipelines for Alzheimer's disease, RNA-seq bioinformatics
Mingyao Li, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
Statistical genetics, bioinformatics and computational biology for high-throughput genetics/genomics data; single-cell sequencing analysis.
Corey T. McMillan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Neurology
Neurodegeneration, Neuroimaging, Biomarkers, Frontotemporal Degeneration (FTD), Parkinson's disease (PD), Alzheimer's disease (AD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Adam Naj, PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Genetic epidemiology for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other neurodegenerative diseases.