Co-organizer, Boston University, USA
Dr. Sudha Seshadri, MD, is a Professor of neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine and a Senior Investigator at the Framingham Heart Study. She is recognized as a leading expert in risk factor and genomic epidemiologic studies of strokes, Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging, including MRI and cognitive endophenotypes.
She receives substantial research grant support from the National Institutes of Health as Principal investigator on multiple R01s and is a key investigator at the Framingham Heart Study and in several international genetic collaborations. She leads the Neurology Phenotype Working Group within the Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE) consortium, is a Principal Investigator on the Alzheimer Disease Sequencing Project and serves as Vice-Chair of the METASTROKE consortium.
She is also board-certified neurologist with a clinical practice covering general neurology and dementia, teaches a 3-week introductory neurology course to medical students and mentors post-doctoral fellows and junior-faculty from several countries including the United States, Canada, Israel, France and Australia.
Dr. Seshadri has been invited to participate as a Plenary Speaker and expert at several national and international symposia. She serves on the editorial boards of the journals Neurology, Stroke and Journal of Alzheimer Disease and also Chairs the NIH NAME (Neurological, Aging and Musculoskeletal Epidemiology) Study Section in addition to serving as a reviewer for numerous international funding agencies.