Last Thursday, January 8, 2015, the Institute on Aging (IOA) hosted our first Visiting Scholars Series event of the new year. Tom Montine, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University of Washington, presented his lecture on “Precision Medicine for the Molecular and Clinical Complexity of Dementia.”
Dr. Montine is no stranger to Penn. He directs both the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and the Pacific Northwest Udall Parkinson’s Disease Center at the University of Washington and has been a long time collaborator with the related centers here as well. He has worked extensively with many Penn researchers especially John Trojanowski, MD, PhD, Director, Penn’s Institute on Aging, Penn’s Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center (ADCC), and Penn’s Udall Center for Parkinson’s Disease Research, Virginia, M.-Y. Lee, PhD, MBA, Director, Penn’s Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research, Gerry Schellenberg, PhD, Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Penn ADCC collaborator via Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics Consortium, and Li-San Wang, PhD, Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Penn ADCC collaborate via National Institute of Aging Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease Data Storage Site (NIAGADS), just to name a few.
His work with Drs. Schellenberg and Wang focuses mainly on molecular drivers in disease and genetic risk related to endophenotypes in Alzheimer’s disease as well as using pathologic data instead of simply clinical diagnosis.
View a list of the IOA’s upcoming Visiting Scholars Series lectures here.