Julius Hedden Iii, PhD
Dr. Hedden's research examines individual variation across neural systems that indicate vulnerability to aging processes, with the aim of understanding why some older adults will age gracefully while others will face impairment of these systems due to neurodegeneration, including preclinical Alzheimer’s disease and cerebrovascular disease. By applying advanced imaging tools and neuropsychological tests to identify individuals likely to face neurodegeneration, we can create and improve personalized diagnosis and intervention regimens that present the best opportunity to arrest neurodegeneration before damage leading to dementia occurs.
As Director of Neuroimaging and Biomarker Research in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease at Mount Sinai and as the Core Lead of the Biomarker Core for the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai, he collaborates with colleagues in the Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute, the Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease, in the Neurology, Radiology, and Neuroscience departments, and across institutions to accelerate advanced imaging research on aging and neurodegenerative diseases.
To learn more about research and career opportunities in the laboratory, please see: http://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/heddenlab/.
Aging, Alzheimer's Disease, Brain, Brain Imaging, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive Neuroscience, Diffusion Tensor Imaging, Hippocampus, MRI, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Memory, Neuroscience, Positron Emission Tomography, Prefrontal Cortex
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