Alex Wiesman

Graduate Student

Contact Information

Department of Neurological Sciences
 

Very broadly, 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 a fourth-year PhD Candidate in Tony’s lab, I am currently leading an NIH-funded, multimodal study of Alzheimer’s pathophysiology.

Education

B.S. - Neuroscience, University of Nebraska at Omaha (2015)
B.A. - Psychology, University of Nebraska at Omaha (2015)
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