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Jaime Grutzendler, MD, Neurology, New Haven, CT, Yale-New Haven Hospital

JaimeGrutzendlerMD

Neurology New Haven, CT

Neurodegenerative

Dr. Harry M. Zimmerman and Dr. Nicholas and Viola Spinelli Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience. Vice-Chair for Research. Director, Center for Experimental Neuroimaging, Yale University School of Medicine.

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Summary

  • Dr. Grutzendler obtained his MD at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia where he was born and raised. He completed a medical internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Neurology at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. This was followed by a combined clinical and research fellowship in the Alzheimer Disease Research Center and the Department of Neurobiology at Washington University and further neurobiology research training at the Skirball Institute of New York University. Dr. Grutzendler's clinical interests focus on neurodegenerative disorders with special emphasis in dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. He also leads a research laboratory focused on understanding brain function and the cellular basis of neurological diseases. Specifically he is interested in elucidating cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, development of methods for intravital brain imaging and targeted in vivo cellular manipulation, and translational neuroscience with therapeutics efforts within the field of neurodegeneration and nervous system injury.

Education & Training

  • NYU School of Medicine
    NYU School of MedicinePost-Doctoral Fellowship, Neurobiology Research, 2001 - 2003
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Washington University - Barnes-Jewish HospitalFellowship, Dementia/Alzheimer's and Neurobiology , 1998 - 2000
  • Washington University
    Washington UniversityResidency, Neurology, 1995 - 1998
  • Washington University - Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Washington University - Barnes-Jewish HospitalInternship, Internal Medicine, 1994 - 1995
  • Pontifical Xavierian University
    Pontifical Xavierian UniversityClass of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2011 - 2022
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2004 - 2014
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Neurology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, Elected Member 2018
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (Elected member) 2012
  • NIH Director's Transformative Research Award 2010
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Press Mentions

  • Immune Cells in the Brain Thought to Trigger Dementia Actually PROTECT Against Alzheimer's, Experts Discover
    Immune Cells in the Brain Thought to Trigger Dementia Actually PROTECT Against Alzheimer's, Experts DiscoverMay 19th, 2016
  • Too Phatal: How Microglia, Astrocytes Snuff Out Dying Neurons
    Too Phatal: How Microglia, Astrocytes Snuff Out Dying NeuronsJune 27th, 2020
  • Yale Alzheimer’s Expert to Speak at Fairfield Senior Center
    Yale Alzheimer’s Expert to Speak at Fairfield Senior CenterMay 3rd, 2019

Grant Support

  • Vascular Mechanisms Of Neuronal Circuit Disruption In DementiaNational Institute On Aging2011
  • Embolus Extravasation: An Alternative Mechanism Of Microvascular RecanalizationNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute2011
  • Role Of Endothelial Cancer Cell Engulfment During Metastatic Brain InvasionNational Cancer Institute2011
  • Embolus Extravasation: An Alternative Mechanism Of Microvascular RecanalizationNational Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute2010
  • Zeiss Lsm 710 Confocal MicroscopeNational Center For Research Resources2010
  • Vascular Mechanisms Of Neuronal Circuit Disruption In DementiaNational Institute On Aging2007–2010

Other Languages

  • Spanish

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