Taub Institute: Genomics Core
AN NIA-FUNDED ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER

 

Columbia University
Medical Center
Neurological Institute

710 West 168th Street, 3rd floor
(212) 305-1818


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Taub Faculty

Scott A. Small, M.D

Scott A. Small, M.D

Boris and Rose Katz Professor of Neurology
Division of Aging and Dementia
Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain

Email: sas68@columbia.edu
Tel: (212) 305-9194

Scott Small, MD is using a new functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) analysis to identify which sub-regions of the hippocampus correlate with memory decline. His technique measures subtle changes in oxyhemoglobin levels, allowing him to see smaller structures in the brain. He has also used fMRI to examine multiple sites across the long axis of the hippocampal formation while subjects performed different phases of an associative memory task, learning to associate faces with names. The analysis revealed hippocampal circuit mechanisms that underlie memory encoding and retrieval.


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