Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer's Disease Center

Eileen H Bigio, MD

Eileen H Bigio, MD

Paul E. Steiner Research Professor of Pathology

Professor of Pathology



Olson Pavilion Room 2-458
710 N Fairbanks Court
Chicago IL 60611

Hospital Affiliations

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Education and Certification

MD: University of Texas (1985)
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital (1989)
Fellowship: Parkland Memorial Hospital (1992)
Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, Neuropathology


Description of Interests

My research interests lie in the area of neurodegenerative disease, particularly Alzheimer's disease and related disorders such as the frontotemporal lobar degenerations and motor neuron disease. My focus is on the role of genetics and morphologic abnormalities such as parenchymal vacuolation and ubiquitin, TDP-43, and tau positive inclusions in frontotemporal lobar degenerations and related disorders such as primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal degeneration, and motor neuron disease-associated dementia. In addition, I continue my role of Neuropathology Core leader in the NIH-supported Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer Disease Center at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Within the framework of the Core-related Laboratory for Cognitive and Molecular Morphometry, the Neuropathology Core is actively involved in assisting basic science researchers investigate the applicability of their findings to human tissue.

Interests (Keywords)

Aging; Alzheimer's Disease; Cancer: Brain and Nervous System; Frontotemporal Dementia; Movement Disorders; Nervous System Diseases; Neuromuscular Disorders; Pathology

Research and Publications

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