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Dr. Alison Goate

Dr. Alison Goate joined the Department in 1992 as an associate professor of genetics in psychiatry. She received her doctoral degree from Oxford. She became a professor in 1998 and, in 2004, was named the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Genetics in Psychiatry. She is a leading expert in the molecular genetics of psychiatric and neurologic illnesses. Her work on the molecular genetics of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias has had major impact in this field. Dr. Goate left the University in 2014 to become the founding director of the Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s Disease at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in New York.