NCRAD History and Mission

The goal of the National Centralized Repository for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (NCRAD) is to support research focused on the etiology, early detection and therapeutic development for Alzheimer disease and related dementias. To accomplish this goal, in 1990, NCRAD was funded by the National Institutes on Aging (NIA). NCRAD is a national resource where clinical information and biological materials, such as DNA, plasma, serum, RNA, CSF, cell lines and brain tissue can be stored and requested. NCRAD currently maintains samples from individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and/or related dementias as well as healthy controls.

NCRAD Staff (left to right):
Back row: Adrian Lyons, Jeanine Marshall, Milena Petkov, Kelley Faber, Jan Hamer
Front row: Kelly Horner, Madeline Potter, Tatiana Foroud, Kristi Wilmes, Kaci Lacy, Emma Lagone
IUGB Lab Management Team (left to right)
Back row: Elizabeth Ayres, Colleen Mitchell, Jenny Bhupatkar, Katharina Sullen Front row: Michael Denton, Dr. Steve Dlouhy, Eric Gamache
NCRAD Laboratory Staff (left to right):
Back row: Dom Gregory, Tyler Colbert, Michael Denton, Evan Mazurkiewicz, Neil Berglund, Elizabeth Ayres, Eric Gamache, Colleen Mitchell, Katharina Sullen, Madeline Kovarik, Layne Bower, Justin Delay, Nicholas White, Phillip Luzader
Middle row: Patricia Esparza, Vera Kirch, Dayle Hayden, Zia Nuss, Chelsea Olson, Clairisa Stayton, Kelsey Rash, Jenny Bhupatkar, Marlys Barr
Front row: Andrew Bantel, Dr. Steve Dlouhy, Jonathan Clevenger
IT Team (left to right):
Patrick Franklin, Michael Zhang, Joseph McClaren, Christopher Hobbick, Billy Remeika, Peter Barker, Eric Bailey, Justin Salyer
Informatics Team (left to right): Linus Schwantes-An, Kelly Nudelman
Dr. Jason Meyer