Biography & Research:
Patrick Lao, Ph.D., is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Neurology department at Columbia University. He obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where his thesis work focused on the neuroimaging of Alzheimer disease physiopathology in the at-risk Down syndrome population. Additionally, he performed the radiochemistry of various PET radiotracers and the analysis of imaging data. He is interested in the use of PET and MR imaging to interrogate the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. His current research focuses on the intersection between cerebrovascular disease and Alzheimer’s disease.