The Jagust Lab is a joint research program involving the UC Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) .

At LBNL, neuroscientists, radiochemists, physicists, engineers and computer scientists work together to develop and refine imaging techniques. The imaging facility at LBNL includes a PET, SPECT and 1.5T MRI. We also have another website at LBNL.

The Jagust lab is engaged in the study of brain aging and dementia. We use the techniques of positron emission tomography (PET), structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience to understand the anatomic, biochemical and neurochemical bases of changes in behavior with age and dementia.



Professor Jagust is the recipient of the 2013 American Academy of Neurology’s Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases



Special shout out to Bryce Mander and Professor Matt Walker for their Nature Neruoscience Paper


Professor Jagust and Dr. Susan Landau were in the News in response to this recent paper:

Association of Lifetime Cognitive Engagement and Low β-Amyloid Deposition

NYTimes: Exercising an Aging Brain

KQED Story

Link to ABC Story

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