Biography & Research:
Kathleen Zahs, Ph.D. is Director of Translational Research at the N. Bud Grossman Center for Memory Research and Care and Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Zahs received her Ph.D. from the University of California at San Francisco, where she studied the organization and development of the primary visual pathway in ferrets. Following her graduate work, Dr. Zahs entered the emerging field of glial biology, completing post-doctoral fellowships at UCSF and the University of Minnesota. She then joined the faculty of the Department of Physiology at the University of Minnesota, continuing her studies on glial physiology and glial-neuronal interactions. Motivated by a desire to work on a scientific problem more directly related to human disease, in 2007 Dr. Zahs joined the Grossman Center. Her work at the Grossman Center has largely focused on the identification of Aβ species and other metabolites of amyloid precursor protein that may be pathogenic in Alzheimer’s disease.