Alison M Goate, DPhil Email Alison Goate
- PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
- PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
- PROFESSOR | Neurology
Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas
Genetics and Data Science [GDS], Neuroscience [NEU], Pharmacology and Therapeutics Discovery [PTD]
BSc, Hons, University of Bristol
DPhil, Linacre College, University of Oxford
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Eleanor Roosevelt Institute for Cancer Research
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Neurology, University College London
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, St. Mary's Hospital Medical School, Imperial College
Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Carl & Gerty Cori Faculty Achievement Award
Senior Investigator Award, Metropolitan Life Foundation
St. Louis Academy of Science Innovation Award
Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's disease research
Zenith Award, Alzheimer's Association
Royal Society University Research Fellow
Research in our laboratory focuses on dementia (Alzheimer's disease & frontotemporal dementia) and addiction (alcohol dependence). In each of these projects our goal is to understand the molecular basis of disease in order to identify novel targets for therapeutic development. We use genetic and genomic approaches to identify susceptibility alleles, this work includes genome wide association studies and whole genome/exome sequencing in families multiply affected by disease and in case control cohorts. We have also pioneered the use of endophenotypes to uncover both risk and protective alleles in both our Alzheimer's disease and our alcoholism studies. We have developed induced pluripotent stem cells from individuals with known genetic causes of disease in order to model the effects of these mutations in disease relevant cell types. Functional studies are being undertaken to understand the role of phospholipase D3 variants in Alzheimer's Disease risk, tau mutations in frontotemporal dementia and alpha 5 nicotinic receptor variants in addiction.
For more information, please visit Dr Goate's lab: Genetics of Neuropsychiatric Disease
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Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Goate during 2019 and/or 2020. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- Eisai Inc.
Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose
- Illumina, Inc.
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
- VIB, KU Leuven
- Weill Cornell Medical College
Other activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership
- AbbVie Inc.
- Biogen Idec
- Donors Cure
- Wellcome Trust
- Athena Diagnostics, Inc.
- Taconic Biosciences, Inc.
Scientific Advisory Board:
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Columbia University
- German Center for Neurodegenerative diseases
- Indiana University School of Medicine
- Queensland Brain Institute
- Washington University, St. Louis
- denali therapeutics
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