Recent news about Jagust lab research and lab members such as press releases and awards.  


berkeley aging cohort study reception 2019

In early June we held our second Berkeley Aging Cohort Study reception. Around 100 participants joined lab members in Li Ka Shing to socialize over food and drinks, and to hear a lecture from Dr. Bill Jagust about all the exciting research that has come out of the lab as a result of their dedication to the study. We were incredibly excited about this opportunity to express our gratitude to all our participants.


Bill Jagust and Daniela Kaufer win the 2018 Radical Ideas in Brain Science Challenge!

Thanks to the generosity of Berkeley Brain Initiative donors, Bill Jagust and Daniela Kaufer will receive up to $190,000 over two years. They will use these funds to investigate the relationship between blood-brain barrier (BBB) breakdown and age-related cognitive impairment. Our lab will use brain imaging to directly compare BBB dysfunction in older adults with AD biomarkers and memory functioning. The Kaufer lab will use a mouse model of amyloid deposition, and experimentally mimic BBB breakdown in order to investigate how specific mechanisms of dysfunction may relate to amyloid accumulation.


Anne Berry recognized as “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science

The APS presents this award to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their post doctoral research careers. Congratulations, Anne!

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alzheimer's association international conference 2018


Current lab members and alumni enjoying a night of socializing over food and drink following their conference talks.


Tessa Harrison and Renaud La Joie chairing a session together


Renaud La Joie, Joe Winer, Anne Maass, and Tessa Harrison 


Women @ the lab awards ceremony 2018

Anne Berry was one of 16 women from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's science and operations areas recognized for their professional accomplishments, their contributions to STEM outreach, and their commitment to the Lab's mission. Congratulations to Anne and all the awardees!!

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congratulations to anne berry!

Anne Berry was recently awarded an Alzheimer's Association grant for her research investigating the influence of amyloid and tau pathology on decision making. After dropping off a funding check, the Alzheimer's Association interviewed Anne about her research. 


Society for neuroscience 2017

Dr. Jagust and lab members traveled to Washington, D.C. to present their research at SfN's 47th annual meeting. SfN is the world's largest neuroscience conference for scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. Seven members of the lab were featured in the session on cognitive aging and memory.


berkeley aging cohort study reception 2017

About 100 participants from the BACS Cohort came to the Li Ka Shing Center at UC Berkeley to socialize over food and drinks and hear a talk from Dr. Bill Jagust. All of the lab members were very excited for this opportunity to meet some of our dedicated participants, and express our gratitude for all the time and energy they have contributed to our research. 


Shawn Marks is graduating this summer!

After 8 years in the lab, first as a research assistant and then as graduate student, Shawn is (finally) leaving UC Berkeley with his PhD and moving on to the next step in his career!  First, he will be starting a data science fellowship with Insight Health in San Francisco.  Congratulations Shawn!!!


Lifestyle and Brain Health Conference March 2017

The Jagust and Chetelat labs have been collaborating for some time sharing data, researchers, and ideas because we have similar research interests. The Chetelat lab (website) is based in Caen, France so we usually have meetings over Skype.  However, in March we met in Berkeley for a three day conference to jumpstart future collaboration projects.  Some future projects discussed involve studying brain health in relation to lifestyle such as stress, diet, exercise, and occupation. Below are some photos from the time we spent together. 


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Scientific American June 2016

Work from the Jagust Lab is cited in the Scientific American Article: “Obscure Disease May Offer Backdoor to New Treatments for Alzheimer’s and Other Killers” .

Check out the article here

Press March 2016

Watch the video abstract for the paper “PET Imaging of Tau Deposition in the Aging Human Brain” published March 2nd in Neuron with the first two authors Michael Schöll and Samuel N Lockhart.

Their paper has also been mentioned in several news articles:

Discovery News

United Press International

Medical News Today

The Daily Californian

Image from TIME article

Image from TIME article

TIME magazine February 2016

Time Magazine interviewed Dr. Jagust for an article titled “Alzheimer’s From a New Angle”. Read the article here.

Nature neuroscience paper june 2015

Congratulations to Bryce Mander and Matt Walker for their second Nature Neuroscience paper in collaboration with the Jagust Lab titled "β-amyloid disrupts human NREM slow waves and related hippocampus-dependent memory consolidation."

This one got a lot of great news coverage!



CBS News

Medline Plus

Science Newsline

Huffington Post

US News and World Report


UCTV video 2013

Berkeley Lab's Bill Jagust discusses how scientists are working to detect the earliest signs of Alzheimer's, long before clinical symptoms appear. UCTV Series: "Science at the Theater"