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Yunglin Gazes, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology (in Neurology and in the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain)
Yunglin Gazes, PhD

With an engineering bachelor's degree, Dr. Gazes studied Cognitive Psychology at the Graduate Center, CUNY, and joined the Cognitive Neuroscience Division in the Neurology department. Dr. Gazes' main research focuses on understanding the neural decline that occurs with aging and its relationship to the accompanying cognitive changes. Using neuroimaging tools such as fMRI and DWI, she examines questions such as 'what is the mechanism that enables the maintenance of crystallized abilities, which are abilities previously found to resist aging decline?' and 'which novel measures of grey and white matter health better explain the differences between individuals with varying levels of reserve, which has been found to serve as a protective factor in aging?' Her other research interests include clinical application of white matter imaging techniques and combining different imaging techniques to understand cognitive aging.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Cognitive Neuroscience

Education & Training

  • BS, Engineering, Cooper Union
  • PhD, Experimental Psychology, City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center
  • Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center

Committees/Societies/Memberships

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Society of Neuroscience

Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Research Interests

  • Multimodal imaging of age-related decline, such as fMRI and DTI

NIH Grants

  • EXPLORING COGNITIVE AGING USING REFERENCE ABILITY NEURAL NETWORKS (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2016 - Jun 30 2021

    LONGITUDINAL CHANGES IN WHITE MATTER INTEGRITY PREDICTING COGNITIVE CHANGES IN REASONING AND VOCABULARY ABILITIES (Federal Gov)

    Sep 15 2016 - May 31 2021

    PRIMARY HYPERPARATHYROIDISM: NEUROCOGNITIVE FEATURES (Federal Gov)

    Jul 9 2015 - Jun 30 2018

    PARKINSON S DISEASE FOUNDATION (PDF) RESEARCH CENTER GRANT (Private)

    Jul 1 2016 - Jun 30 2017

    IMAGING OF COGNITION, LEARNING AND MEMORY IN AGING (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2011 - May 31 2017

    PREDICTORS OF SEVERITY IN ALZHEIMER S DISEASE (Federal Gov)

    Sep 1 2011 - May 31 2017

    EXERCISE, AGING, AND COGNITION: EFFECT AND MECHANISMS (Federal Gov)

    Aug 1 2010 - May 31 2017

    NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITION IN AGING (Federal Gov)

    Jun 15 1998 - Apr 30 2015