Diseases and Disorders We Study

Alzheimer's, Dementia and Prion Disease

The following NMHI members and colleagues study Alzheimer's disease, dementia and prion disease. To email an NMHI member, select the researcher's name.


Department Or Division

Research Interests

Ted Allison

Biological Sciences / Medical Genetics

Integrating Genetics and Physiology to study photoreceptor regeneration, prion diseases and Alzheimer disease

Robert Campbell


Development of genetically encoded fluorescent probes for imaging of neural activity

Ivor Cribben

Finance and Statistical Analysis

Time series analysis, graphical models and high-dimensional statistical methods with applications to neuroscience data and neuroeconomics 

Roger Dixon


Neurocognitive Aspects of Aging, Impairment, and Alzheimer's Disease

Jack Jhamandas


Central autonomic regulation and neurodegeneration

Satya Kar


Role of beta-amyloid peptides and insulin-like growth factors in the regulation of central cholinergic functions and their relevance to Alzheimer's disease pathology

Nikolai Malykhin

Biomedical Engineering

Limbic System

Marek Michalak


Protein Quality Control and Misfolded Protein Diseases

Elena Posse de Chaves


Understanding the role of lipids and lipoproteins in neuronal survival in health and disease

Valerie Sim


Prion Disease

David Westaway

Centre for Prions and Protein Folding Diseases

Biology and Pathobiology of CNS amyloid precursor proteins

For more information about NMHI research in Alzheimer's disease, dementia and prion disease, please check out this video featuring Dr. Jack Jhamands NMHI member.