Alex I. Wiesman
Alex - Student of Distinction

Alex I. Wiesman

Ph.D. Candidate in IGPBS - Neuroscience

NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (2017-2021)

The NIH National Institute of Aging provides National Research Service Award Individual Predoctoral Fellowships (F31 NRSAs) to promising applicants with the potential to become productive, independent investigators in the field of aging biology and neuroscience.  Alex Wiesman was awarded a 4-year F31 award for his project, entitled “Oscillatory markers of cognitive deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease.” He is studying the systems-level dynamics of functional brain networks in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and its common precursor, mild cognitive impairment (MCI). By combining advanced neuroimaging methods, extensive neuropsychological testing, and genetic markers of AD susceptibility, this research will help delineate the specific brain dynamics that underlie aberrant attention and memory function in these patient populations. Alex is pursuing his dissertation research under the mentorship of Tony W. Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Vice Chair for Basic & Translational Research in the Department of Neurological Sciences.