June (2015)

Congratulations to Bryce and Prof. Matt Walker for their second Nature Neuroscience paper in collaboration with the Jagust Lab!

β-amyloid disrupts human NREM slow waves and related hippocampus-dependent memory consolidation.

Nat Neurosci. 2015 Jun 1. doi: 10.1038/nn.4035. [Epub ahead of print]

Mander BA, Marks SM, Vogel JW, Rao V, Lu B, Saletin JM, Ancoli-Israel S, Jagust WJ, Walker MP

This one got a lot of great news coverage! See below:



CBS News

Medline Plus

Science Newsline

Huffington Post

US News and World Report

May (2015)

UC Berkeley wrote a feature article on the Jagust Lab for its Research Page! Check it out here.

April (2015)

Breaking news for the amyloid imaging community: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has agreed to a 100 million dollar, 4 year, 200 center study of 18,000 individuals assessing the utility of amyloid imaging in a clinical setting. This will be the ultimate assessment of whether amyloid PET scans should be covered by Medicare. And the study is being spearheaded by our very own Gil Rabinovici!

Find the official statement from the Alzheimer’s Associations here.

A detailed article covering the story can be found here.

January (2015)

The Jagust Lab was very busy at the 2015 Human Amyloid Imaging meeting in Miami!

A summary of some of the meeting highlights, including coverage of many Jagust Lab presentations, can be found in this AlzForum release .


Also, a huge congratulations to Gil for winning this year’s Christopher Clark award


December (2014)

Another fantastic holiday party at the Jagust Lab. We forgot to take a picture when everyone was present, but here are some of the last remaining partiers on their way out with the leftovers!


September (2014)

The Jagust Lab is in the news again! Congratulations to Jeremy, Hwamee and the Jagust Lab for a new publication in Nature Neuroscience!

Neural compensation in older people with brain amyloid-β deposition

Nat Neurosci. 2014 Sep 14. doi: 10.1038/nn.3806

Elman JA, Oh H, Madison CM, Baker SL, Vogel JW, Marks SM, Crowley S, O’Neil JP, Jagust WJ

Here are a few links to news reports that were written about the paper!

BBC News Health

The Times Health News

New Scientist Health

August (2014)

Big congrats to Steffi and her husband Frank, on welcoming their son Fabian to the world! Little Fabian looks healthy and happy, and gets to enjoy a life with dual german-american citizenship!

July (2014)

The Jagust Lab and Chetelat Lab have begun a trans-atlantic collaboration in the form of regular meetings and idea exchanges. With our powers combined, we are...



Our goal: to combine ideas and knowledge to mutually benefit from one another and advance our field!

Our main nemesis: a 9 hour time difference.

Stay tuned for the fruits of our collaboration!

p.s. Members of the French lab can be identified by their drink choice in the photo ;-)

July (2014)


Congratulations to Hwamee for winning the de Leon prize in Neuroimaging for best paper of the year!

The award was presented at the by ISTAART at the AAIC annual conference in Copenhagen. Hwamee won the award for her paper:

Frontotemporal network connectivity during memory encoding is increased with aging and disrupted by beta-amyloid

J Neurosci. 2013 Nov 20;33(47):18425-37

Oh H, Jagust WJ

June (2014)

For the annual lab outing, the Jagust Lab enjoys a hike, followed by oyster shucking at Tomales Bay!

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April (2014)

Big congrats to Katie for passing her qualifying examination! She is now an offical PhD Candidate!

(August 2013)

We are all excited to give best wishes to Susan and Pierre, welcoming their new adorable son Benjamin.

(April 2013)

Shawn Marks has passed his quals!! (Way to go Shawn!)

And Katelyn Begany is officially joining the lab as a graduate student. We are all excited to see her work on graph theory!

March (2013)



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

(Feb 2013)

Jeremy Elman and his wife welcome their son Henry. It turns out the extra time he took in coming was put to good use as he weighed in at 8 lbs. 1 oz. - or about a pound and some spare change more than any of the doctors were expecting. Erin was an absolute champ and Henry is healthy, happy and - if I do say so myself - incredibly cute.

January (2013)

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

(August 2012) Rafting

To celebrate new people and hold onto the last days of summer, a day of rafting made for a perfect day.

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(August 2012)


Prof. William Jagust has been awarded:

2012 Faculty Award for Excellence in Postdoctoral Mentoring from UC Berkeley

We all celebrate this well-deserved award! Way to go Bill!! (What Would Jagust Do?)


(May 2012)

The Men of the Jagust Lab


It has been busy up at LBL, here is a pic of our new scanner before it was installed.


March (2012)

Sample of News Stories related to recent paper

Arch Neurol. 2012 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print]

Association of Lifetime Cognitive Engagement and Low β-Amyloid Deposition.

Landau SM, Marks SM, Mormino EC, Rabinovici GD, Oh H, O’Neil JP, Wilson RS, Jagust WJ.

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

NYTimes: Exercising an Aging Brain

KQED Story

Link to ABC Story

In the News

Keeping brain sharp may ward off Alzheimer’s protein

By Julie Steenhuysen, Reuters

Steady Diet of Mental Stimulation Might Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay (appearing in US News & World Report)

Brain Games May Help Thwart Alzheimer’s: Study

By Dr. Hadi Halazun,

How books, puzzles may help ward off Alzheimer’s

MyHealthNewsDaily (appearing on

And Suzanne workin’ on the scanner


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