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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, MD, MS

Associate Dean of Alzheimer's Disease Research

David G. Clark, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology

Dustin Hammers, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology

Angelina Polsinelli, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology



Jinhyeong Bae, BS

PhD Student

Yunyi Li, MS

PhD Student

Sara Nemes

Sárah Nemes, BA

PhD Student

Xiao Xu, MS

PhD Student

Valerie Dorsant Ardon, MD, MS

PhD Student

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Paige Logan, MS

Lab Research Specialist

Neel Sangani, MS

Research Analyst


Longitudinal Early-Onset AD Study (LEADS) Personnel

Kenya Alexander, AS

Financial Administration Coordinator

Justin Bushnell, BS

Clinical Research Specialist

Sarah Brennan, BA, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Becky Eberhard, BS

LEADS OnCore and Clinical Research Financial Coordinator

Kala Hall, BS, CCRP

Clinical Research Manager

Ralitsa Kostadinova, BA

Clinical Research Specialist

Madeline Naylor, MSc, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kalah Hannan

Administrative Assistant

Jane Musema, BS

Clinical Research Technician


Amy Pottenger, BA, CCRP

Clinical Research Coordinator

Ashley Reiff, LCSW

LEADS Social Worker

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liana apostolova and colleague review results on a computer monitor

Past Lab Members

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Matthew Ayers, DO

BNNP Fellow

Tugce Duran

Research Technician

Jenna Groh

Clinical Research Specialist

Meredith Phillips

Research Coordinator

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Apoorva Sanjay, MS

PhD Student

Diana Svaldi, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Eddie Stage, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow