Dr. Douglas Galasko obtained medical training in South Africa, Neurology training at John Hopkins Hospital and Fellowship training in dementia at UC San Diego. He has been a faculty member in the Dept of Neurosciences at UCSD since 1987, and currently holds the rank of Professor. He is Associate Director of the NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at UCSD. His primary clinical and research focus is dementia and neurodegenerative disorders. Specific areas of interest include biomarkers to assist in diagnosis and understand disease mechanisms for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, and translational research using novel therapeutic approaches. He is an author of over 300 journal articles and reviews related to dementia.