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Apostolova Lab

The Apostolova lab, led by Liana G. Apostolova, MD, focuses on the characterization of early symptomatic and pre-symptomatic stages of Alzheimer’s disease and on the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing disorders. The lab is affiliated with the Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, the Center for Neuroimaging and several other school centers and departments. The lab works with data from several high profile Alzheimer’s disease studies, including data from the Longitudinal Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Study (LEADS) and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). The lab also works with datasets from the Imaging and Genetic Biomarkers for Alzheimer’s Disease Study (ImaGene).

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Liana G. Apostolova, MS, MD, FAAN

Distinguished Professor

David G. Clark, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dustin Hammers, PhD, MS

Associate Professor of Neurology

Angelina Polsinelli, PhD, MA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Sophia Wang, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

members of the apostolova lab


Jinhyeong Bae, BS

PhD Student

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Paige Logan, MS

Research Lab Tech

Sárah Nemes, BA

PhD Student

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Apoorva Sanjay, MS

PhD Student

Qi Wang, PhD, MS

Postdoctoral Fellow

Niraj Shah, BS

MD/PhD Student

Longitudinal Early-Onset AD Study Personnel

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Dania Aqeel, MS

Clinical Research Specialist

Becky Eberhard, BS

LEADS OnCore and Clinical Research Financial Coordinator

Sarah Brennan, BA, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

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Basia Kerley, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Doris Muriathiri

Doris Muriathiri, MPH, CCRP

Lead Clinical Research Coordinator

Thi Pham, BA, MPH

Recruitment Coordinator

Ashley Reiff, LCSW

LEADS Social Worker

Madeline Naylor, MSc, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kala Hall, BS, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager, LEADS


Amy Pottenger, BA, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator

Julie Seybert, BSW, MHA

Contracts and Grant Manager

Susan Straka, RN, BCSN, CCRC

OnCore Specialist

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Whitney Turner, BS

Administrative Assistant

Past Lab Members

Matthew Ayers, DO

BNNP Fellow

Tugce Duran

Research Technician

Jenna Groh

Clinical Research Specialist

Meredith Phillips

Research Coordinator

Eddie Stage, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Diana Svaldi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow