Taub Institute: Genomics Core
AN NIA-FUNDED ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER

 

Columbia University
Irving Medical Center
Neurological Institute

710 West 168th Street, 3rd floor
(212) 305-1818


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About Us

Taub Faculty

Patrick J. Lao, PhD

Patrick J. Lao, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences (in Neurology and in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center)

Email: pjl2133@cumc.columbia.edu

A multiple biomarker approach to AlzheimerÔÇÖs disease (i.e., amyloid-╬▓, hyperphosphorylated tau, cerebrovascular disease, and neurodegeneration), informed by contextual factors (i.e., genetic, biological, social, environmental) for underrepresented and underserved groups, will provide the most reliable understanding of the complex disease course. Dr. Lao uses neuroimaging and biofluid biomarkers to characterize within-group disease pathogenesis while considering relevant contextual factors, including the high prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea in adults with Down syndrome, cerebrovascular health disparities in adults from minoritized racial/ethnic backgrounds, and stigma/discrimination in adults from minoritized sexual and gender backgrounds.




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