Prashanthi Vemuri, PhD

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United States

Dr. Vemuri is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Rochester and an imaging researcher in the population based sample of Mayo Clinic Study of Aging.  She has a broad background in engineering and clinical neuroscience, with specific training and expertise in imaging of neurodegenerative disorders. Her areas of research are 1) Investigating mechanisms through which protective and risk factors influence AD imaging biomarkers and outcomes and  2) Developing and validating imaging-based biomarkers to improve the understanding and management of Alzheimer's disease and cerebrovascular disease.

Dr. Vemuri has over 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and numerous conference abstracts and book chapters to her credit. Her research work is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIA and NINDS).  She also leads MRI cores for large multi-center clinical studies on stroke (DISCOVERY) and Alzheimer’s disease (LEADS and US POINTER).  She is the Chair of a large international professional area interest group on Reserve, Resilience, and Protective Factors and serves on several national and international committees including NIH study sections in her research area. Dr. Vemuri is recipient of the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence grant from the NIA and was awarded the 2020 de Leon Prize in Neuroimaging in the Senior Scientist category.