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 one 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!



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

(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!

(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.

(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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AWARD AWARD (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.


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.

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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