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Catherine Kaczorowski, PhD



Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski received her BA summa cum laude from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2000, received her PhD degree from Northwestern University, and received training in Physiology and Biotechnology and Bioengineering at Medical College of Wisconsin as a K99/R00 Pathway to Independence awardee. She is a Professor and the Elinor Levine Endowed Chair for Dementia Research in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Kaczorowski is a neurophysiologist, an expert in the systems genetics of ‘normal’ nonpathological Aging and pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). She has been a driving force in uncovering and describing the phenomenon of cognitive resilience in the context of ‘normal’ nonpathological aging, AD and more recently Huntington’s (HD). She is a recognized authority in the development and application of genetically diverse mouse models for studies on aging and age-related neurodegenerative disorders, having pioneered the generation of the first translationally relevant polygenic model of human AD.


Translational approaches to understanding resilience to Alzheimer's disease

University Affiliation(s)

Institute of Gerontology | MNI Affiliate

Research Area(s)

Development and Aging | Systems biology