Nicole S. McKay, PhD

Originally from New Zealand, I am an Instructor (Radiology) working in the Neuroimaging Laboratories Research Center (NIL-RC). Broadly, I am interested in understanding heterogeneous cognitive trajectories across the lifespan, and in (Alzheimer) disease. I am currently working on projects that aim to understand the relationship between tauopathy and white matter degeneration, as well as their combined downstream influence on cognition. I am particularly interested in exploring whether unique patterns of tau protein seeding and spread, along with tau-mediated disruption to local white matter structures, can partially explain the heterogeneous cognitive outcomes associated with Alzheimer disease.

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