Liana G. Apostolova
Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN joined the IU School of Medicine as a The Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor in Alzheimer's Disease Research and Professor in Neurology, Radiology, Medical and Molecular Genetics at in June of 2015. She graduated Summa cum Laude from the Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998, and completed Neurology residency training at University of Iowa and Dementia fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Apostolova is a prolific researcher. Her research focuses on the early symptomatic and presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer's Disease and on the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders. Dr. Apostolova is former recipient of the highly prestigious K23 Beeson Career Development Award as well as several grants form the NIH, private foundations and industry. She was awarded the 2010 American Academy of Neurology Research Award in Geriatric Neurology, the 2010 American Federation for Aging Research GE-Healthcare Junior Investigator Award for Excellence in Imaging and Aging Research and the 2007 Turken Research Award. Dr. Apostolova has served as a research mentor to over 70 undergraduate, 23 graduate and 5 post-graduate students, as well as 9 junior faculty researchers to date. She serves as Editor for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Disease Assessment and Monitoring journal.