|Maria C. Carrillo, PhD
Senior Director, Medical and Scientific Relations
Dr. Carrillo leads the Association’s International Research Grant Program and the Alzheimer’s Association Research Roundtable, a consortium of scientists from academe, industry and international public agencies collaborating to overcome universal barriers to progress in developing Alzheimer’s treatments. Her core areas of expertise include the emerging effort to identify biological markers, measurable indicators of underlying physical changes linked to Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia, through brain imaging, spinal fluid protein analysis and other strategies.
|Giovanni B. Frisoni, MD
Deputy Scientific Director
Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS) Fatebenefratelli
The Italian National Centre for Alzheimer’s Disease
Dr. Frisoni is a clinical neurologist who co-founded the Italian Centre for Alzheimer’s Disease at IRCCS – Fatebenefratelli Hospital, where he leads a multidisciplinary team of twenty-five clinical neuroscientists in the Laboratory of Epidemiology Neuroimaging and Telemedicine. For twenty years, Dr. Frisoni’s scientific interests have encompassed the clinical neuroimaging of Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders. He is the imaging section editor of Neurobiology of Aging and an editorial board member for The Lancet Neurology. Over the past ten years, he has served as the principal or co-principal investigator or scientific coordinator for several research studies and has secured extensive funding to advance the study and understanding of cognitive disorders.
|William H. Thies, PhD
Chief Medical and Scientific Officer
Dr. Thies leads the Alzheimer’s Association’s medical and scientific relations department and its multifaceted research program. The research program aims to stimulate research toward effective treatment, prevention methods and ultimately a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. He led the integration of the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference™ (AAIC) into the organization (previously a number of organizations had shared ownership). He also played a key role in launching Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association and in establishing the Alzheimer’s Association Research Roundtable, a consortium of senior scientists from academe, industry and public agencies.
|Arthur W. Toga, PhD
Founder and Director
Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI)
Dr. Toga’s research focuses on neuroimaging, mapping brain structure and function, and brain atlasing. He also studies cerebral metabolism and neurovascular coupling and is the founding editor of the journal NeuroImage. As principal investigator and director of LONI, Dr. Toga established a new research infrastructure, the Center for Computational Ecology. The Center provides a framework in which investigators from mathematical sciences, clinical research and computational biology can exchange ideas for the purpose of developing new computational tools.