Neil W. Kowall, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Neurology

MD, University of British Columbia



Dr. Neil W. Kowall was born in Calgary, Canada and graduated with his MD from the University of British Columbia. He moved to Boston for postgraduate training in Internal Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital followed by a Neurology residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. After finishing his clinical training, he completed a postdoctoral research fellowship and was appointed Assistant Professor of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He moved to the VA and Boston University in 1992 where he is currently Professor of Neurology and Pathology, Chief of Neurology at VA Boston Healthcare System, Director of the VA New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center and Director of the NIH-funded Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center. He has published over 199 original reports. His major research interests are human neuroanatomy and neuropathology and the use of animal models to test novel therapies for neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Kowall’s research interests include the following: human neuroanatomy, immunocytochemistry and enzyme histochemistry of the brain, neuropathological basis of neurological disorders, animal models of neurological diseases, geriatric neurology, and cognitive decline in the elderly.

Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Director of Alzheimer's Disease Center
Boston University School of Medicine


Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students)
Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


VA Boston Healthcare System


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MULTI-CENTER DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL DIAGNOSTIC TEST FOR ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE
09/01/2018 - 05/31/2023 (Co-PI)
PI: Wendy Q. Qiu, MD, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1R01AG059424-01

BOSTON UNIVERSITY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CENTER
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5P30AG013846-22

NATIONAL ALZHEIMER'S COORDINATING CENTER (NACC)
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
University of Washington NIH NIA
5U01AG016976-20

BOSTON UNIVERSITY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CENTER
09/15/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
3P30AG013846-20S1

BOSTON UNIVERSITY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CORE CENTER
07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5P30AG013846-20

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE NEUROIMAGING INITIATIVE
09/30/2010 - 07/31/2016 (PI)
University of California, San Diego NIH NIA
5U01AG024904-09

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE NEUROIMAGING INITIATIVE
09/30/2010 - 07/31/2016 (PI)
University of California, San Diego NIH NIA
5U01AG024904-09

NATIONAL ALZHEIMER'S COORDINATING CENTER (NACC)
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
University of Washington NIH NIA
2U01AG016976-16

BOSTON UNIVERSITY ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE CORE CENTER
07/01/2006 - 06/30/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5P30AG013846-18

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH TRAINING
05/01/2011 - 04/30/2016 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5T32AG036697-05

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2018 Multi-center development of a novel diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease 1R01AG059424-01
2018 VA Biorepository: Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Biorepository 5I01BX003063-04
2018 VA Biorepository Brain Bank 2I01BX002466-05
2018 Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center 5P30AG013846-22 428
2018 Boston University's Alzheimer's Disease Center 3P30AG013846-22S1 428
2018 Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center 3P30AG013846-22S2 428
2018 Core A: Administrative Core 5P30AG013846-22-6894 428
2017 VA Biorepository: Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Biorepository 5I01BX003063-03
2017 Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center 2P30AG013846-21 428
2017 Core A: Administrative Core 2P30AG013846-21-6894 428
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  1. Walt GS, Burris HM, Brady CB, Spencer KR, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Guilderson L, Abdul Rauf N, Collins D, Singh T, Mathias R, Averill JG, Walker SE, Robey I, McKee AC, Kowall NW, Stein TD. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Within an Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Brain Bank Cohort. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2018 Dec 01; 77(12):1091-1100.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30299493.
     
  2. Lee J, Nguyen PT, Shim HS, Hyeon SJ, Im H, Choi MH, Chung S, Kowall NW, Lee SB, Ryu H. EWSR1, a multifunctional protein, regulates cellular function and aging via genetic and epigenetic pathways. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Basis Dis. 2018 Nov 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30481590.
     
  3. Cherry JD, Mez J, Crary JF, Tripodis Y, Alvarez VE, Mahar I, Huber BR, Alosco ML, Nicks R, Abdolmohammadi B, Kiernan PT, Evers L, Svirsky S, Babcock K, Gardner HM, Meng G, Nowinski CJ, Martin BM, Dwyer B, Kowall NW, Cantu RC, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Stern RA, Farrer LA, McKee AC, Stein TD. Variation in TMEM106B in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2018 Nov 04; 6(1):115.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30390709.
     
  4. Adams JW, Alvarez VE, Mez J, Huber BR, Tripodis Y, Xia W, Meng G, Kubilus CA, Cormier K, Kiernan PT, Daneshvar DH, Chua AS, Svirsky S, Nicks R, Abdolmohammadi B, Evers L, Solomon TM, Cherry JD, Aytan N, Mahar I, Devine S, Auerbach S, Alosco ML, Nowinski CJ, Kowall NW, Goldstein LE, Dwyer B, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Stern RA, Au R, McKee AC, Stein TD. Lewy Body Pathology and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Associated With Contact Sports. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2018 Sep 01; 77(9):757-768.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30053297.
     
  5. Ashendorf L, Alosco ML, Bing-Canar H, Chapman KR, Martin B, Chaisson CE, Dixon D, Steinberg EG, Tripodis Y, Kowall NW, Stern RA. Clinical Utility of Select Neuropsychological Assessment Battery Tests in Predicting Functional Abilities in Dementia. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2018 Aug 01; 33(5):530-540.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29126099; DOI: 10.1093/arclin/acx100;.
     
  6. Alosco ML, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Kiernan PT, Abdolmohammadi B, Murphy L, Kowall NW, Stein TD, Huber BR, Goldstein LE, Cantu RC, Katz DI, Chaisson CE, Martin B, Solomon TM, McClean MD, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski CJ, Stern RA, McKee AC. Age of first exposure to tackle football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Ann Neurol. 2018 May; 83(5):886-901.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29710395.
     
  7. Nicolas A, Kenna KP, Renton AE, Ticozzi N, Faghri F, Chia R, Dominov JA, Kenna BJ, Nalls MA, Keagle P, Rivera AM, van Rheenen W, Murphy NA, van Vugt JJFA, Geiger JT, Van der Spek RA, Pliner HA, Shankaracharya, Smith BN, Marangi G, Topp SD, Abramzon Y, Gkazi AS, Eicher JD, Kenna A, Mora G, Calvo A, Mazzini L, Riva N, Mandrioli J, Caponnetto C, Battistini S, Volanti P, La Bella V, Conforti FL, Borghero G, Messina S, Simone IL, Trojsi F, Salvi F, Logullo FO, D'Alfonso S, Corrado L, Capasso M, Ferrucci L, Moreno CAM, Kamalakaran S, Goldstein DB, Gitler AD, Harris T, Myers RM, Phatnani H, Musunuri RL, Evani US, Abhyankar A, Zody MC, Kaye J, Finkbeiner S, Wyman SK, LeNail A, Lima L, Fraenkel E, Svendsen CN, Thompson LM, Van Eyk JE, Berry JD, Miller TM, Kolb SJ, Cudkowicz M, Baxi E, Benatar M, Taylor JP, Rampersaud E, Wu G, Wuu J, Lauria G, Verde F, Fogh I, Tiloca C, Comi GP, Sorarù G, Cereda C, Corcia P, Laaksovirta H, Myllykangas L, Jansson L, Valori M, Ealing J, Hamdalla H, Rollinson S, Pickering-Brown S, Orrell RW, Sidle KC, Malaspina A, Hardy J, Singleton AB, Johnson JO, Arepalli S, Sapp PC, McKenna-Yasek D, Polak M, Asress S, Al-Sarraj S, King A, Troakes C, Vance C, de Belleroche J, Baas F, Ten Asbroek ALMA, Muñoz-Blanco JL, Hernandez DG, Ding J, Gibbs JR, Scholz SW, Floeter MK, Campbell RH, Landi F, Bowser R, Pulst SM, Ravits JM, MacGowan DJL, Kirby J, Pioro EP, Pamphlett R, Broach J, Gerhard G, Dunckley TL, Brady CB, Kowall NW, Troncoso JC, Le Ber I, Mouzat K, Lumbroso S, Heiman-Patterson TD, Kamel F, Van Den Bosch L, Baloh RH, Strom TM, Meitinger T, Shatunov A, Van Eijk KR, de Carvalho M, Kooyman M, Middelkoop B, Moisse M, McLaughlin RL, Van Es MA, Weber M, Boylan KB, Van Blitterswijk M, Rademakers R, Morrison KE, Basak AN, Mora JS, Drory VE, Shaw PJ, Turner MR, Talbot K, Hardiman O, Williams KL, Fifita JA, Nicholson GA, Blair IP, Rouleau GA, Esteban-Pérez J, García-Redondo A, Al-Chalabi A, Rogaeva E, Zinman L, Ostrow LW, Maragakis NJ, Rothstein JD, Simmons Z, Cooper-Knock J, Brice A, Goutman SA, Feldman EL, Gibson SB, Taroni F, Ratti A, Gellera C, Van Damme P, Robberecht W, Fratta P, Sabatelli M, Lunetta C, Ludolph AC, Andersen PM, Weishaupt JH, Camu W, Trojanowski JQ, Van Deerlin VM, Brown RH, van den Berg LH, Veldink JH, Harms MB, Glass JD, Stone DJ, Tienari P, Silani V, Chiò A, Shaw CE, Traynor BJ, Landers JE. Genome-wide Analyses Identify KIF5A as a Novel ALS Gene. Neuron. 2018 Mar 21; 97(6):1268-1283.e6. PMID: 29566793.
     
  8. Tagge CA, Fisher AM, Minaeva OV, Gaudreau-Balderrama A, Moncaster JA, Zhang XL, Wojnarowicz MW, Casey N, Lu H, Kokiko-Cochran ON, Saman S, Ericsson M, Onos KD, Veksler R, Senatorov VV, Kondo A, Zhou XZ, Miry O, Vose LR, Gopaul KR, Upreti C, Nowinski CJ, Cantu RC, Alvarez VE, Hildebrandt AM, Franz ES, Konrad J, Hamilton JA, Hua N, Tripodis Y, Anderson AT, Howell GR, Kaufer D, Hall GF, Lu KP, Ransohoff RM, Cleveland RO, Kowall NW, Stein TD, Lamb BT, Huber BR, Moss WC, Friedman A, Stanton PK, McKee AC, Goldstein LE. Concussion, microvascular injury, and early tauopathy in young athletes after impact head injury and an impact concussion mouse model. Brain. 2018 Feb 01; 141(2):422-458.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29360998; DOI: 10.1093/brain/awx350;.
     
  9. Tao Q, Zhu H, Chen X, Stern RA, Kowall N, Au R, Blusztajn JK, Qiu WQ. Pramlintide: The Effects of a Single Drug Injection on Blood Phosphatidylcholine Profile for Alzheimer's Disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018; 62(2):597-609.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29480193.
     
  10. Alosco ML, Sugarman MA, Besser LM, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Kowall NW, Au R, Mez J, DeCarli C, Stein TD, McKee AC, Killiany RJ, Stern RA. A Clinicopathological Investigation of White Matter Hyperintensities and Alzheimer's Disease Neuropathology. J Alzheimers Dis. 2018; 63(4):1347-1360.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29843242; DOI: 10.3233/JAD-180017;.
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 220 publications over 34 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 1994 and 2013

YearPublications
19852
19865
198711
19888
19899
19907
199113
19928
199310
199416
19958
19965
19976
19983
19995
20003
20012
20022
20034
20042
20051
20063
20072
20085
20096
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20116
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201316
20148
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20164
201712
201810

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