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Gerard Bischof

Dr. Gerard Nisal Bischof

wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

Research Interests:

Dr. Bischof's primary research focus is understanding the molecular, neuronal and functional underpinnings of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). He utilizes different imaging modalities, such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET) or Magnet Resonance Imaging (MRI) to investigate the main culprits of neurodegeneration in AD and their behavioral consequences. He also highly interest in understanding normal aging processes as there is much too be learned from different aging processes as it may give rise to the differences that underlies successful and unsuccessful aging.

Selected publications:

  • Hoenig MC, Bischof GN, Seemiller J, Hammes J, Kukolja J, Onur ÖA, Jessen F, Fliessbach K, Neumaier B, Fink GR, van Eimeren T, Drzezga A. (2018). Networks of tau distribution in Alzheimer's disease. Brain.1;141(2):568-581.
  • Bischof GN (2016). Alzheimer's disease risk: amyloid versus neurodegeneration. Lancet Neurology. Sep;15(10):1000-1.
  • McDonough IM, Bischof GN, Kennedy KM, Rodrigue KM, Farrell ME, Park DC. (2016) Discrepancies between fluid and crystallized ability in healthy adults: a behavioral marker of preclinical Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging. Oct;46:68-75.
  • Hammes J, Bischof GN, Giehl K, Faber J, Drzezga A, Klockgether T, van Eimeren T. (2016). Elevated in vivo [18F]-AV-1451 uptake in a patient with progressive supranuclear palsy. Movement Disorders. 32(1):170-171
  • Bischof GN, Park DC (2015). Obesity and Aging: Consequences for Cognition, Brain Structure, and Brain Function. Psychosomatic Medicine. 77(6):697-709.
  • Park DC, Bischof GN (2013). The aging mind: neuroplasticity in response to cognitive training. Dialogues Clinical Neuroscience. Mar;15(1):109-19.



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