Alex Wiesman


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Department of Neurological Sciences
I study the brain-basis of how we focus our attention in the visual space, and the ways that this process breaks down during healthy aging and in age-related disease. In particular, I am fascinated by the systems-level neural representation of visual attention and perception, how these processes are represented differently in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease, and the sub-cellular mechanisms that contribute to these aberrations (e.g., (epi)genetics, mitochondrial energetics, regional amyloid-beta accumulation). As I get ready to transition to a postdoctoral position in Montreal, I am finalizing data analysis of an NIH-funded, multimodal study of Alzheimer’s pathophysiology.


B.S. - Neuroscience, University of Nebraska at Omaha (2015)
B.A. - Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha (2015)
Ph.D. - Neuroscience, University of Nebraska Medical Center (202)
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