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Dr. Ances is the inaugural Daniel J Brennan MD Professor of Neurology. He is an author on over 200 publications and his work has been cited by numerous media outlets (including the Associated Press, US News and World Report, Science, Time, Discover, etc.) and PBS documentaries (including Alzheimer’s Disease: Every Minute Counts). Clinically, Dr. Ances sees patients in the inpatient and outpatient settings with a variety of neurodegenerative diseases (including AD, DS-AD, ADAD, HAND, CJD, AIME, and neurological complications from COVID19).
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Liz holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology from St. Louis University, as well as a Master of Arts degree in Adult Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and has been at WashU since 2001. She worked in the mental health field for 20 years (the last 10 of which were spent at the WashU Dept. of Psychiatry) before migrating to the Dept. of Neurology to work with Dr. Ances in 2011. Liz currently serves as the Ances lab manager, supervising coordinators in the recruitment, enrollment, and acquisition of data for their studies; maintaining all regulatory approvals for the lab (IRB, RDRC, IND, DUA/MTA, etc.); maintaining all personnel files; overseeing the lab’s budget; and assisting with grant writing, post-award fund management, and other administrative functions.
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Sarah Cooley is a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Ances lab. She completed her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience at University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2016 working under Dr. Robert Paul in a lab studying changes in the brain during healthy aging. She began working with Dr. Ances in 2016 as a data analyst on projects examining cognition and structural brain changes in older people living HIV. Her research interests include changes in the aging brain, and how changes in the brain due to aging and/or HIV might impact cognitive outcomes and activities of daily living.
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John is a clinical research coordinator who works in both the department of neurology and radiology. He has a MA in psychology from the University of West Georgia and has experience working with a variety of clinical and research populations ranging from adolescents to older adults. For the past several years, he has worked on multiple projects focusing on memory, aging, HIV, and Alzheimer’s disease. Along with recruiting and scheduling research participants, John facilitates study visits by administering neuropsychological tests and coordinating MRI and PET neuroimaging scans.
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Brittany Nelson is a Clinical Research Coordinator for Dr. Ances. She studied psychology at University of Missouri – St. Louis. She is currently working on the Down Syndrome studies. She was the lead Coordinator on the Exercise Study in the Ances Lab at Washington University and has worked in the Ances Lab since 2014. Brittany has experience working with older adults as well as adolescents. She is the resident REDCap advisor for the lab as well as the website designer and manages the social media accounts. Brittany is also a certified yoga instructor and has a Siamese cat named Yakmaine and a coonhound puppy named Infinity.
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Regina Thompson holds a BA in mathematics from Saint Louis University. She has worked at Washington University in St. Louis since 2002, and joined the Ances Lab in 2014. Regina has extensive experience in project management, performing neuropsychological assessments, and collecting MRI and PET neuroimaging data. She recruits and works with research participants across all age groups on multiple NIH-funded projects. She also coordinates the CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER) study for the Washington University site and is certified to perform neurocognitive assessments through University of California San Diego. Additionally, she assists with budgets, grant management, and other administrative functions for the Ances Lab.
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Jeremy is research faculty currently positioned at Washington University in St. Louis. His work has consisted of deciphering anatomical correlates of cognitive change. During his graduate studies at the University of Texas at Dallas, his research revolved around using structural imaging markers to differentiate between variants of dementia (Alzheimer disease and frontotemporal dementia, or FTD) to assist in clinical diagnosis. The bulk of this research was devoted to identifying localized regions of impaired white matter that uniquely coincided with FTD pathology. Additionally, Jeremy transitioned to studying the impact of concussions, but retained an emphasis on brain-behavior relationships.
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Patrick has a BS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of South Alabama. He is interested in Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Data Analysis and Nonlinear Dynamics.
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Dimitre is a Washington University graduate with Masters in Electrical Engineering. For more than a decade, he has been involved in modeling of human motor control by the Central Nervous System (CNS). Currently, interested in multivariate modeling of not only what brain regions are involved in some function, but also how impairments and diseases are encoded and modify brain-activity patterns. Specifically, the methods of Representational Similarity Analysis (RSA) coupled with the explosive evolution of machine learning tools, e.g. nilearn, greatly facilitate such investigation as well comparisons across imaging modalities, models, individuals and species.
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Kalen Petersen is a post-doctoral fellow in the Ances lab. He studied biology at the University of Tulsa, and completed his Imaging Science PhD at Vanderbilt University. His work is focused on structure-function relationships in neurological disorders, and he currently studies the effects of HIV on brain aging.
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Pete is a postdoc in the Ances Lab. He completed his PhD in Psychological & Brain Sciences at Wash U in 2020, working with Dr. Dave Balota. He is interested in using neuroimaging (mainly functional and structural MRI) to study the effects of aging and Alzheimer disease on the brain and how they relate to cognition.
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Haleem graduated with his masters in Applied Physics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2016. He began work at Washington University in the Radiation Oncology department in 2016, and is excited to continue his work in Ances Lab. He is interested in imaging methods and how aging and Alzheimer’s affect the brain.
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Babatunde Adeyemo is a Neuroimaging Enginner with experience in data acquisition optimization (electro-neurophysiology, rsfMRI), hardware design/development and data analysis (Signal Processing, Statistical Modeling, Machine Learning, Graph Theory and other Non Linear methods). His interests lie in developing methods for subject/group characterization and analysis of Alzheimer’s Disease and other neurodegenerative states.
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Omar is a neuro-oncology fellow who works in both the departments of neurology and medicine (division of oncology). He has a MS in molecular biology from Johns Hopkins University and an MD & PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2019, he completed his neurology residency here at Washington University in Saint Louis where he also served as chief resident. Omar has broad interests in multi-modal imaging and the integration of plasma and cerebral spinal fluid into understanding cognition changes in cancer, secondary due to cancer therapies, and in preclinical Alzheimer Disease (AD).
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Anna Boerwinkle began working in the Ances lab as a research technician after graduating from Washington University in 2017 with a B.S. in Systems Science and Engineering. She is interested in neurology and got involved in neuroimaging research to combine this interest with her engineering background. Anna‘s primary research is evaluating neuroinflammation in people living with HIV using PET imaging. She is also responsible for processing the FreeSurfers and PET scans for the HIV projects.
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Collin is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and Applied Mathematics. He is excited to have the opportunity to work with the Ances lab to further explore the field of neuroimaging and neurodegeneration. He is interested in white matter hyperintensities and their link to the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. When not working in the lab, you can find Collin singing along with his a cappella group, catching up on the latest Netflix blockbusters, or exploring the city of St. Louis.
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Michelle is a sophomore at Washington University in St. Louis, pursuing her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. She has been working in Ances Lab since the fall of 2018, and is excited to continue working and explore neuroimaging, in the hopes of combining her love of engineering with that of neuroscience. In her free time, Michelle enjoys writing, film-making and petting dogs.
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Jessica is a senior at WashU majoring in Biochemistry and Neuroscience and minoring in Psychology. She is currently investigating how certain types of medications can affect cognition in HIV+ patients. In addition to research, Jessica serves as a Patient Care Technician at the Barnes Jewish Hospital ER and Chemistry Residential Peter Mentor. She likes to run, do jigsaw puzzles, and play piano in her free time.