Mission Statement:

The Ances Lab is a neuroscience research lab at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis that is focused on:

  1. Developing structural and functional neuroimaging biomarkers of normal aging and neurodegeneration (including Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND), and Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD))

  2. Therapeutic interventions to improve neurocognitive deficits associated with neurodegenerative disorders.

The lab utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and analytical approaches to address its scientific and clinical goals by coupling behavioral assessments and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Under the direction of Dr. Beau Ances the lab supports post-doctoral research associates, residents, medical students, graduate students, and undergraduates in their research and educational development.

Funding Sources:

Current Funding Sources:
Knight ADRC

Previous Funding Sources:
Dana Foundation

About Dr. Ances

Dr. Ances is member of the American Academy of Neurology, Society of Neuroscience, International Society for NeuroVirology, Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, and Human Brain Mapping Society. 

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Talks & Presentations

Please join us on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 for a free, half-day seminar at the Eric P. Newman Center entitled “Evaluation of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease and Other Rapidly Progressive Dementias”. See brochure for list of speakers and registration.

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