Neil W. Kowall, MD
Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Neurology

MD, University of British Columbia
BS, 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 Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


Director of Alzheimer's Disease Center
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dean’s Office


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research


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




Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
08/15/2021 - 06/30/2026 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
PI: Ann C. McKee, MD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5P30AG072978-03

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
07/01/2021 - 05/31/2026 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
University of Washington NIH NIA
5U24AG072122-03

Multi-center development of a novel diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease
09/01/2018 - 05/31/2025 (Multi-PI)
PI: Neil W. Kowall, MD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
5R01AG059424-05

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center - Supp
04/06/2022 - 05/31/2024 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
University of Washington NIH NIA
5U24AG072122-03

Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Center
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Aging
3P30AG013846-23S3

National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC)
07/01/2015 - 06/30/2021 (Subcontract PI)
University of Washington NIH NIA
3U01AG016976-20S9

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 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, San Diego NIH NIA
5U01AG024904-09

Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative
09/30/2010 - 07/31/2016 (Subcontract PI)
University of California, San Diego NIH NIA
5U01AG024904-09

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Title
National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) Yr4/5
(PI)

VA Biorespository: Gulf War Veterans Illnesses Biorepository
(PI)

VA Biorepository Brain Bank
(PI)

VA Biorespository Brain Bank: The National PTSD Brain Bank
(PI)

Boston University Alzheimer Disease Core Center
(PI)



Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 Core A: Administrative Core 5P30AG072978-03-9741
2022 Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center 5P30AG072978-02
2022 Core A: Administrative Core 5P30AG072978-02-9741
2022 Multi-center development of a novel diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease 5R01AG059424-05
2021 Core A: Administrative Core 1P30AG072978-01-9741
2021 Boston University Alzheimer's Disease Research Center 1P30AG072978-01
2021 Multi-center development of a novel diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease 5R01AG059424-04 2
2020 Multi-center development of a novel diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease 5R01AG059424-03 2
2020 VA Biorepository: Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Biorepository 2I01BX003063-05A1
2020 VA Biorepository Brain Bank 5I01BX002466-07 8
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Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

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  1. Culhane JE, Jackson CE, Tripodis Y, Nowinski CJ, Dams-O'Connor K, Pettway E, Uretsky M, Abdolmohammadi B, Nair E, Martin B, Palmisano J, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Cantu RC, Stern RA, Huber BR, Crary JF, Mez J, Stein TD, McKee AC, Alosco ML. Lack of Association of Informant-Reported Traumatic Brain Injury and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. J Neurotrauma. 2024 Jun; 41(11-12):1399-1408.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38445389
     
  2. Alexander A, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Alosco ML, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Nicks R, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Martin B, Palmisano J, Goldstein LE, Crary JF, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Delalle I, McKee AC, Stein TD. Cortical-sparing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CSCTE): a distinct subtype of CTE. Acta Neuropathol. 2024 Feb 26; 147(1):45.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38407651
     
  3. Alosco ML, White M, Bell C, Faheem F, Tripodis Y, Yhang E, Baucom Z, Martin B, Palmisano J, Dams-O'Connor K, Crary JF, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Dwyer B, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Stein TD, McKee AC, Mez J. Cognitive, functional, and neuropsychiatric correlates of regional tau pathology in autopsy-confirmed chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Mol Neurodegener. 2024 Feb 06; 19(1):10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38317248; PMCID: PMC10845638; DOI: 10.1186/s13024-023-00697-2;
     
  4. Montoliu-Gaya L, Alosco ML, Yhang E, Tripodis Y, Sconzo D, Ally M, Grötschel L, Ashton NJ, Lantero-Rodriguez J, Sauer M, Gomes B, Nilsson J, Brinkmalm G, Sugarman MA, Aparicio HJ, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkin I, Turk KW, Budson AE, Au R, Farrer L, Jun GR, Kowall NW, Stern RA, Goldstein LE, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Huber BR, Alvarez VE, McKee AC, Zetterberg H, Gobom J, Stein TD, Blennow K. Optimal blood tau species for the detection of Alzheimer's disease neuropathology: an immunoprecipitation mass spectrometry and autopsy study. Acta Neuropathol. 2023 Dec 30; 147(1):5.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38159140; PMCID: PMC10757700; DOI: 10.1007/s00401-023-02660-3;
     
  5. Ally M, Sugarman MA, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Ashton NJ, Karikari TK, Aparicio HJ, Frank B, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Palmisano JN, Steinberg EG, Simkin I, Farrer LA, Jun GR, Turk KW, Budson AE, O'Connor MK, Au R, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Killiany R, Stern RA, Stein TD, McKee AC, Qiu WQ, Mez J, Alosco ML. Cross-sectional and longitudinal evaluation of plasma glial fibrillary acidic protein to detect and predict clinical syndromes of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimers Dement (Amst). 2023; 15(4):e12492.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37885919; PMCID: PMC10599277; DOI: 10.1002/dad2.12492;
     
  6. McKee AC, Mez J, Abdolmohammadi B, Butler M, Huber BR, Uretsky M, Babcock K, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Martin B, Tripodis Y, Palmisano JN, Cormier KA, Kubilus CA, Nicks R, Kirsch D, Mahar I, McHale L, Nowinski C, Cantu RC, Stern RA, Daneshvar D, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Kowall NW, Dwyer B, Stein TD, Alosco ML. Neuropathologic and Clinical Findings in Young Contact Sport Athletes Exposed to Repetitive Head Impacts. JAMA Neurol. 2023 Oct 01; 80(10):1037-1050.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37639244; PMCID: PMC10463175; DOI: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2023.2907;
     
  7. Groechel RC, Tripodis Y, Alosco ML, Mez J, Qiao Qiu W, Goldstein L, Budson AE, Kowall NW, Shaw LM, Weiner M, Jack CR, Killiany RJ. Biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease in Black and/or African American Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) participants. Neurobiol Aging. 2023 Nov; 131:144-152.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37639768; PMCID: PMC10528881; DOI: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2023.07.021;
     
  8. Rajabli F, Benchek P, Tosto G, Kushch N, Sha J, Bazemore K, Zhu C, Lee WP, Haut J, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Wheeler NR, Zhao Y, Farrell JJ, Grunin MA, Leung YY, Kuksa PP, Li D, Lucio da Fonseca E, Mez JB, Palmer EL, Pillai J, Sherva RM, Song YE, Zhang X, Iqbal T, Pathak O, Valladares O, Kuzma AB, Abner E, Adams PM, Aguirre A, Albert MS, Albin RL, Allen M, Alvarez L, Apostolova LG, Arnold SE, Asthana S, Atwood CS, Ayres G, Baldwin CT, Barber RC, Barnes LL, Barral S, Beach TG, Becker JT, Beecham GW, Beekly D, Benitez BA, Bennett D, Bertelson J, Bird TD, Blacker D, Boeve BF, Bowen JD, Boxer A, Brewer J, Burke JR, Burns JM, Buxbaum JD, Cairns NJ, Cantwell LB, Cao C, Carlson CS, Carlsson CM, Carney RM, Carrasquillo MM, Chasse S, Chesselet MF, Chin NA, Chui HC, Chung J, Craft S, Crane PK, Cribbs DH, Crocco EA, Cruchaga C, Cuccaro ML, Cullum M, Darby E, Davis B, De Jager PL, DeCarli C, DeToledo J, Dick M, Dickson DW, Dombroski BA, Doody RS, Duara R, Ertekin-Taner N, Evans DA, Faber KM, Fairchild TJ, Fallon KB, Fardo DW, Farlow MR, Fernandez-Hernandez V, Ferris S, Foroud TM, Frosch MP, Fulton-Howard B, Galasko DR, Gamboa A, Gearing M, Geschwind DH, Ghetti B, Gilbert JR, Goate AM, Grabowski TJ, Graff-Radford NR, Green RC, Growdon JH, Hakonarson H, Hall J, Hamilton RL, Harari O, Hardy J, Harrell LE, Head E, Henderson VW, Hernandez M, Hohman T, Honig LS, Huebinger RM, Huentelman MJ, Hulette CM, Hyman BT, Hynan LS, Ibanez L, Jarvik GP, Jayadev S, Jin LW, Johnson K, Johnson L, Kamboh MI, Karydas AM, Katz MJ, Kauwe JS, Kaye JA, Keene CD, Khaleeq A, Kim R, Knebl J, Kowall NW, Kramer JH, Kukull WA, LaFerla FM, Lah JJ, Larson EB, Lerner A, Leverenz JB, Levey AI, Lieberman AP, Lipton RB, Logue M, Lopez OL, Lunetta KL, Lyketsos CG, Mains D, Margaret FE, Marson DC, Martin ERR, Martiniuk F, Mash DC, Masliah E, Massman P, Masurkar A, McCormick WC, McCurry SM, McDavid AN, McDonough S, McKee AC, Mesulam M, Miller BL, Miller CA, Miller JW, Montine TJ, Monuki ES, Morris JC, Mukherjee S, Myers AJ, Nguyen T, O'Bryant S, Olichney JM, Ory M, Palmer R, Parisi JE, Paulson HL, Pavlik V, Paydarfar D, Perez V, Peskind E, Petersen RC, Pierce A, Polk M, Poon WW, Potter H, Qu L, Quiceno M, Quinn JF, Raj A, Raskind M, Reiman EM, Reisberg B, Reisch JS, Ringman JM, Roberson ED, Rodriguear M, Rogaeva E, Rosen HJ, Rosenberg RN, Royall DR, Sager MA, Sano M, Saykin AJ, Schneider JA, Schneider LS, Seeley WW, Slifer SH, Small S, Smith AG, Smith JP, Sonnen JA, Spina S, St George-Hyslop P, Stern RA, Stevens AB, Strittmatter SM, Sultzer D, Swerdlow RH, Tanzi RE, Tilson JL, Trojanowski JQ, Troncoso JC, Tsuang DW, Van Deerlin VM, van Eldik LJ, Vance JM, Vardarajan BN, Vassar R, Vinters HV, Vonsattel JP, Weintraub S, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Whitehead PL, Wijsman EM, Wilhelmsen KC, Williams B, Williamson J, Wilms H, Wingo TS, Wisniewski T, Woltjer RL, Woon M, Wright CB, Wu CK, Younkin SG, Yu CE, Yu L, Zhu X, Kunkle BW, Bush WS, Wang LS, Farrer LA, Haines JL, Mayeux R, Pericak-Vance MA, Schellenberg GD, Jun GR, Reitz C, Naj AC. Multi-ancestry genome-wide meta-analysis of 56,241 individuals identifies LRRC4C, LHX5-AS1 and nominates ancestry-specific loci PTPRK , GRB14 , and KIAA0825 as novel risk loci for Alzheimer's disease: the Alzheimer's Disease Genetics Consortium. medRxiv. 2023 Jul 08.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37461624; PMCID: PMC10350126; DOI: 10.1101/2023.07.06.23292311;
     
  9. Daneshvar DH, Nair ES, Baucom ZH, Rasch A, Abdolmohammadi B, Uretsky M, Saltiel N, Shah A, Jarnagin J, Baugh CM, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Weuve J, Nowinski CJ, Cantu RC, Zafonte RD, Dwyer B, Crary JF, Goldstein LE, Kowall NW, Katz DI, Stern RA, Tripodis Y, Stein TD, McClean MD, Alosco ML, McKee AC, Mez J. Leveraging football accelerometer data to quantify associations between repetitive head impacts and chronic traumatic encephalopathy in males. Nat Commun. 2023 Jun 20; 14(1):3470.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37340004; PMCID: PMC10281995; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-023-39183-0;
     
  10. Groechel RC, Tripodis Y, Alosco ML, Mez J, Qiu WQ, Mercier G, Goldstein L, Budson AE, Kowall NW, Killiany RJ. Annualized changes in rate of amyloid deposition and neurodegeneration are greater in participants who become amyloid positive than those who remain amyloid negative. Neurobiol Aging. 2023 Jul; 127:33-42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37043881
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 269 publications over 40 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
20104
20116
20129
201316
20148
20155
20164
201712
201811
201910
202010
202110
20227
20238
20243


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