Name: Li Gan PhD
Affiliation: Assistant Professor of Neuroscience (Interim)
Brain and Mind Research Institute (WCMC)
Weill Cornell Medicine
Dr. Gan is the director of the Helen and Robert Appel Alzheimer’s Disease Research Institute and the Burton P. and Judith B. Resnick Distinguished Professor in Neurodegenerative Diseases at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Gan received a Bachelor of Science degree in physiology from Peking University in Beijing and a doctorate in cellular and molecular physiology in from Yale University School of Medicine. She completed postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease at the University of California, San Francisco, where she became a senior investigator at Gladstone Institutes, and professor-in-residence at UCSF, joining Weill Cornell Medicine in July 2018.
Dr. Gan’s research focuses on innate immunity and proteostasis, the converging and interconnected pathways in neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). Dr. Gan has published more than 60 studies in leading scientific journals, such as Nature Medicine, Neuron, Cell Stem Cell, Nature Neuroscience and PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). Dr. Gan is a recipient of the Glenn Award in Aging Research and Alzheimer’s Association’s Inge Grundke-Iqbal Award for Alzheimer’s Research, which is bestowed on the senior author of the most impactful study published in Alzheimer’s research over a two-year period. Dr. Gan is on the editorial board of journal Science Advances and is an ad-hoc reviewer of more than 24 peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Gan also serves on the review panels for government and private grant agencies, including the National Institutes of Health.