Liana G. Apostolova, MD, MSc, FAAN is an Indiana University Distinguished Professor and the Barbara and Peer Baekgaard Professor in Alzheimer's Disease Research and Professor of Neurology, Radiology and Imaging Sciences and Medical and Molecular Genetics at IU School of Medicine. She is also the Associate Dean of Alzheimer's Disease Research. Dr. Apostolova graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria in 1998, and completed Neurology residency training at the University of Iowa and a dementia fellowship at UCLA.
Dr. Apostolova is a prolific researcher. Her research focuses on early-onset (young-onset) Alzheimer's disease, the early symptomatic and presymptomatic stages of Alzheimer's Disease, and on the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease and other dementing disorders. Dr. Apostolova is the principal investigator of many NIH, foundation and industry-supported grants, and is the recipient of many prestigious research awards. She is the lead principal investigator of the national Longitudinal Early-Onset AD Study (LEADS, R56/U01 AG057195), which aims to improve our understanding of and launch clinical trials in young-onset AD. She also directs the Clinical Core of the Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at IU School of Medicine.
Dr. Apostolova has served as a research mentor to many undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate students and junior faculty researchers. She serves as Editor for the Alzheimer's and Dementia: Disease Assessment and Monitoring journal.
Apostolova Lab and Active Research Projects