Vankee is a leader in research on brain aging and dementia. Her career is dedicated to understanding the neurophysiological mechanisms of cognitive impairment and designing non-pharmacological interventions to target those mechanisms to delay or prevent cognitive decline, particularly in individuals at risk for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. CV
Zhengwu Zhang, Assistant Professor
Zhengwu has established expertise in developing novel statistical and machine learning methods to extract knowledge from large neuroimaging datasets. His research involves prototyping state-of-the-art algorithms that address the modeling and computational challenges that often limit the accessibility of neuroimaging data from longitudinal, multi-site databases. CV
Tim Baran, Assistant Professor
Tim integrates multiple functional imaging modalities to identify imaging biomarkers that may allow for earlier diagnosis and improved treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as biomarkers to identify neural correlates of successful cognitive aging.
Andy researches how different memory types are processed in the brain during language comprehension. He uses functional neuroimaging and electrophysiological methods to measure brain activity and computational models to decode them. His current projects focus on how information processing changes in the aging brain, and how this can inform early detection of cognitive impairment.CV