Gene Alexander

Professor, Clinical and Cognition & Neural Systems
Director, Brain Imaging, Behavior, & Aging Laboratory
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Psychology 315 (Office)
Psychology 135, 137, 139, 317 (Labs)

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Research Interests: 

  • The study of brain-behavior relationships in the context of aging and age-related neurodegenerative disease.
  • Use of univariate and multivariate network analysis techniques with multiple neuroimaging methods and measures.
  • Measuring of neuropsychological function, health status, and genetic risk to understand how these factors interact to influence cognitive function as we age

Updated: 07/05/22

Selected Publications: 

  • Bergfield, K.L., Hanson, K.D., Chen, K., Teipel, S.J., Hampel, H., Rapoport, S.I., Moeller, J.R., & Alexander, G.E. (2010). Age-related networks of regional covariance in MRI gray matter: Reproducible multivariate patterns in healthy aging. Neuroimage, 49, 1750-9. PMID: 19796692
  • Alexander, G.E., Bergfield, K.L., Chen, K., Reiman, E.M., Hanson, K.D., Lin, L., Bandy, D., Caselli, R.J., & Moeller, J.R. (2012). Gray matter network associated with risk for Alzheimer’s disease in young to middle-aged adults. Neurobiology of Aging, 33, 2723-32. PMID: 22405043
  • Alexander, G.E., Ryan, L., Bowers, D., Foster, T.C., Bizon, J.L., Geldmacher, D.S., & Glisky, E.L. (2012). Characterizing cognitive aging in humans with links to animal models. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 4, 21. PMID: 22988439
  • Raichlen, D.A., & Alexander G.E. (2014). Exercise, APOE genotype, and the evolution of the human lifespan. Trends in Neurosciences, 37, 247-55. (Article featured on journal cover, May, 2014.) PMID: 24690272
  • Nguyen, L.A., Haws, K.A., Fitzhugh, M.C., Torre, G.A., Hishaw, G.A., & Alexander, G.E. (in press). Interactive effects of subjective memory complaints and hypertension on learning and memory performance in the elderly. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition. PMID: 26185923


Courses Taught:

  • PSY 504B - Clinical Neuropsychology Practice: Evaluation of the Older Adult (2019)

*Year listed indicates when this individual last taught the specified course.

Updated: 05/14/24


  • Ph.D.