Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is appointed by the Director, and consists of senior faculty from basic sciences and clinical departments at UC Irvine. Each member is asked to serve a two-year term.  The Executive Committee meets regularly and actively participates in establishing the goals and direction of the Institute, as well as providing critical evaluation of ongoing programs.

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Carl W. Cotman, Ph.D.
Professor and Founding Director Neurology; Neurobiology & Behavior

Exercise; neurotrophic support; neuroinflammation

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Claudia H. Kawas, M.D.
Professor Neurology; Neurobiology & Behavior

Successful aging; The 90+ Study; Oldest old, Dementia; Alzheimer’s disease.

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Frank M. LaFerla, Ph.D.
Hana and Francisco J. Ayala Dean Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences

Alzheimer’s disease; animal models, inclusion body myositis (IBM); Lewy body dementia; pre-clinical drug development; stem cell biology.

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Edwin S. Monuki, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor Pathology; Developmental & Cell Biology

Choroid plexus; stem cells; Alzheimer’s disease; cortical development.

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Leslie M. Thompson, Ph.D.
Professor Psychiatry & Human Behavior; Neurobiology & Behavior

Huntington’s disease; stem cell biology; animal models.

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David Cribbs, Ph.D.
Associate Director, UCI MIND; Neuropathology Core Co-Director

Alzheimer’s disease; Cerebral vascular pathology; immunotherapy.
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Andrea J. Tenner, Ph.D.
Director, UCI MIND; Professor Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

Innate Immunity; Inflammation; Complement; Alzheimer’s disease; Neuroprotection; Neurodegeneration.

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