Alexander Conley, Ph.D.

Research Instructor, Center for Cognitive Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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Overview of Interests

Alexander Conley’s research is focused on investigating novel pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in cognitive aging and neurodegeneration. His work is specifically focused on utilizing neuroimaging techniques including electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to understand the action of these novel therapeutics, and their implication in Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. Another area of focus is studying the risk factors that lead to the development of pathological cognitive decline and identifying possible ways to mediate or reduce this risk. Of particular interest is understanding the development of cognitive decline in adults with Down syndrome.

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