Thor Stein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

MD, University of Wisconsin Madison
PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison




Dr. Stein completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin- Madison where he earned his MD and PhD (neuroscience) degrees. He completed residency training in pathology and fellowship training in neuropathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011 he became Assistant Professor of Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Research Interests:
Dr. Stein’s research interests involve the study of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). He studies the role of trauma in the abnormal accumulation of tau and proteins involved in RNA processing. He is an acting neuropathologist involved with the brain banks for the Boston University Alzheimer Disease Center, CTE Center, Framingham Heart Study, as well as the National Veterans Administration ALS brain bank.

CTE Center Role:
Dr. Stein is part of the Neuropathology Core of the SLI-BU CTE Brain Bank, where he conducts neuropathological analysis of brain tissue and helps maintain the SLI-BU CTE Brain Bank.

Awards/Memberships:
Dr. Stein is a recipient of the 2011 American Association of Neuropathologists Moore Award. He is a member of the Society for Neuroscience and the College of American Pathologists.

Investigator
Framingham Heart Study


VA Boston Healthcare System


Member
Boston University
Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research




Age-Associated Lipidomic Changes in Alzheimer's Disease
02/01/2019 - 01/31/2024 (Multi-PI)
PI: Thor Stein, MD, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1RF1AG057768-01A1

Epigenetic changes in synaptic and inflammatory genes involved in the age-dependent development of Alzheimer
09/15/2016 - 03/31/2021 (Multi-PI)
PI: Thor Stein, MD, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
3RF1AG054156-01S1

Establishing a Biorepository of Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
09/28/2016 - 09/27/2020 (Subcontract PI)
McKing Consulting Corporation HHS CDC ATSDR


Establishing a Biorepository of Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
09/28/2015 - 09/27/2020 (Subcontract PI)
McKing Consulting Corporation HHS CDC ATSDR


Age-Associated Lipidomic Changes in Alzheimer's Disease
09/30/2017 - 01/31/2019 (Multi-PI)
PI: Thor Stein, MD, PhD
NIH/National Institute on Aging
1R56AG057768-01

Personnel agreement for research services of Kerry Cormier
08/01/2015 - 07/31/2017 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford


ALS Brain Repository
06/01/2013 - 09/22/2016 (Subcontract PI)
McKing Consulting Corporation HHS CDC




Title
Epigenetic changes in synaptic and inflammatory genes involved in the age-dependent development of Alzheimer


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2021 The neuropathology of mild traumatic brain injury in Alzheimer disease 5I01CX001038-07 42
2020 Role of classical complement pathway underling glial phenotypes and multiple pathologies in Alzheimer's disease and cerebrovascular disease 1U19AG068753-01-8041
2020 TBI-related polyproteinopathy and the role of multiple neurodegenerations in cognitive decline and parkinsonism 5U54NS115266-02-6602
2020 The neuropathology of mild traumatic brain injury in Alzheimer disease 5I01CX001038-06 42
2019 Age-Associated Lipidomic Changes in Alzheimer's Disease 1RF1AG057768-01A1 4
2019 The neuropathology of mild traumatic brain injury in Alzheimer disease 2I01CX001038-05 42
2019 TBI-related polyproteinopathy and the role of multiple neurodegenerations in cognitive decline and parkinsonism 1U54NS115266-01-6602
2018 Epigenetic changes in synaptic and inflammatory genes involved in the age-dependent development of Alzheimer's disease pathologies and cognitive decline 3RF1AG054156-01S1 15
2018 The neuropathology of mild traumatic brain injury in Alzheimer's disease 5I01CX001038-04 42
2017 Age-Associated Lipidomic Changes in Alzheimer's Disease 1R56AG057768-01 7
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  1. Mez J, Alosco ML, Daneshvar DH, Saltiel N, Baucom Z, Abdolmohammadi B, Uretsky M, Nicks R, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Nowinski CJ, Montenigro P, Solomon TM, Mahar I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Dwyer B, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Tripodis Y, Huber BR, Stein TD, Stern RA, McKee AC. Validity of the 2014 traumatic encephalopathy syndrome criteria for CTE pathology. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Apr 07.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33826224
     
  2. Bieniek KF, Cairns NJ, Crary JF, Dickson DW, Folkerth RD, Keene CD, Litvan I, Perl DP, Stein TD, Vonsattel JP, Stewart W, Dams-O'Connor K, Gordon WA, Tripodis Y, Alvarez VE, Mez J, Alosco ML, McKee AC. The Second NINDS/NIBIB Consensus Meeting to Define Neuropathological Criteria for the Diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2021 Feb 22; 80(3):210-219.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33611507
     
  3. Walker JM, Richardson TE, Farrell K, Iida MA, Foong C, Shang P, Attems J, Ayalon G, Beach TG, Bigio EH, Budson A, Cairns NJ, Corrada M, Cortes E, Dickson DW, Fischer P, Flanagan ME, Franklin E, Gearing M, Glass J, Hansen LA, Haroutunian V, Hof PR, Honig L, Kawas C, Keene CD, Kofler J, Kovacs GG, Lee EB, Lutz MI, Mao Q, Masliah E, McKee AC, McMillan CT, Mesulam MM, Murray M, Nelson PT, Perrin R, Pham T, Poon W, Purohit DP, Rissman RA, Sakai K, Sano M, Schneider JA, Stein TD, Teich AF, Trojanowski JQ, Troncoso JC, Vonsattel JP, Weintraub S, Wolk DA, Woltjer RL, Yamada M, Yu L, White CL, Crary JF. Early Selective Vulnerability of the CA2 Hippocampal Subfield in Primary Age-Related Tauopathy. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2021 Jan 20; 80(2):102-111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33367843
     
  4. Cherry JD, Meng G, Daley S, Xia W, Svirsky S, Alvarez VE, Nicks R, Pothast M, Kelley H, Huber B, Tripodis Y, Alosco ML, Mez J, McKee AC, Stein TD. CCL2 is associated with microglia and macrophage recruitment in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. J Neuroinflammation. 2020 Dec 05; 17(1):370.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33278887; DOI: 10.1186/s12974-020-02036-4;
     
  5. Dewan R, Chia R, Ding J, Hickman RA, Stein TD, Abramzon Y, Ahmed S, Sabir MS, Portley MK, Tucci A, Ibáñez K, Shankaracharya FNU, Keagle P, Rossi G, Caroppo P, Tagliavini F, Waldo ML, Johansson PM, Nilsson CF, Rowe JB, Benussi L, Binetti G, Ghidoni R, Jabbari E, Viollet C, Glass JD, Singleton AB, Silani V, Ross OA, Ryten M, Torkamani A, Tanaka T, Ferrucci L, Resnick SM, Pickering-Brown S, Brady CB, Kowal N, Hardy JA, Van Deerlin V, Vonsattel JP, Harms MB, Morris HR, Ferrari R, Landers JE, Chiò A, Gibbs JR, Dalgard CL, Scholz SW, Traynor BJ. Pathogenic Huntingtin Repeat Expansions in Patients with Frontotemporal Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Neuron. 2021 02 03; 109(3):448-460.e4.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33242422
     
  6. Yang K, Stein TD, Huber BR, Sartor EA, Rachlin JR, Mahalingam M. Glioblastoma and malignant melanoma: Serendipitous or anticipated association? Neuropathology. 2021 Feb; 41(1):65-71.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33103282
     
  7. Warling A, Uchida R, Shin H, Dodelson C, Garcia ME, Shea-Shumsky NB, Svirsky S, Pothast M, Kelley H, Schumann CM, Brzezinski C, Bauman MD, Alexander A, McKee AC, Stein TD, Schall M, Jacobs B. Putative dendritic correlates of chronic traumatic encephalopathy: A preliminary quantitative Golgi exploration. J Comp Neurol. 2021 May 01; 529(7):1308-1326.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32869318
     
  8. Adams JW, Alosco ML, Mez J, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Tripodis Y, Adler CH, Kubilius C, Cormier KA, Mathais R, Nicks R, Kelley HJ, Saltiel N, Uretsky M, Nair E, Aytan N, Cherry JD, Nowinski CJ, Kowall NW, Goldstein LE, Dwyer B, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Stern RA, McKee AC, Stein TD. Association of probable REM sleep behavior disorder with pathology and years of contact sports play in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 12; 140(6):851-862.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32939646
     
  9. Subramanian ML, Vig V, Chung J, Fiorello MG, Xia W, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Zetterberg M, Shareef F, Siegel NH, Ness S, Jun GR, Stein TD. Neurofilament light chain in the vitreous humor of the eye. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2020 09 17; 12(1):111.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32943089
     
  10. Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Alosco ML, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Stein TD, McKee AC. Reply to "Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Primary Age-Related Tauopathy". Ann Neurol. 2020 11; 88(5):1052-1053.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32754941
     
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