Welcome to Penn State Laboratory For Alzheimer's Disease Research Center for AD and Aging

The G.M. Leader Family Laboratory for Alzheimer’s Disease Research is a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to memory and aging studies. The main aims of the center are to identify the underlying causes of memory loss associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease and to develop interventions to improve memory and cognition. The range of expertise in brain research represented by the investigators in this program includes basic research at the molecular level, in animal models, structural and functional brain imaging, cognitive and behavioral markers of memory loss, intervention trials, and clinical management of memory and cognitive disorders of aging. The expertise of the biomedical investigators in collaboration with Country Meadows retirement community provides a favorable environment for translational research in aging and memory. Through integrated laboratory and field research teams, research outcomes can more quickly be applied in clinical samples.