Erin photo cropped.JPGErin R. Hascup, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders
SIU School of Medicine

Office:  217-545-6988


Research Interests

  • Neurotransmitter regulation in Alzheimer’s disease
  • Normal and abnormal cognitive aging
  • Diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Early intervention in Alzheimer’s disease

Education and Training

2012-2013Research Associate at SIU School of Medicine
2009-2011Post-Doctoral Fellow at McGill University
2008-2009Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Karolinska Institute
2007Ph.D. in Anatomy and Neurobiology from the University of Kentucky
2001-2002Post-Baccalaureate Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory
2001B.S. (Honors) Biochemistry from Hobart and William Smith Colleges


Dr. Hascup has a B.S. from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky.  She completed two international Post-Doctoral Fellows at the Karolinska Institute and McGill University before joining the CADRD team at SIU School of medicine in 2012.  Dr. Hascup became an Assistant Professor in the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders, Department of Neurology at SIU School of Medicine in 2013 and has a cross-appointment with the Department of Pharmacology.  Her primary research evaluates glutamatergic neurotransmission influence on and regulation of Alzheimer’s disease through cognitive evaluation, in vivo electrochemistry, and immunohistochemistry.

Dr. Hascup has given presentations at several national and international conferences including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, the International mGluR Meeting, the Winter Conference on Brain Research, the Institute of Biological Engineering Meeting, and Monitoring Molecules in Neuroscience International Conference, and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Workshop on Neuropsychopharmacology for Young Scientist.  She has also authored several peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and has served as a member on grant review committees.

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Upcoming Events

May 19, 2015
Annual Scientific Conference on Healthy Brain Aging
Springfield, IL
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May 27, 2015
Healthy Brain Aging:
A Community Education Program
Springfield, IL

The Savvy Caregiver
A free series of classes for family caregivers of persons with dementia who continue to live at home.
Thursday evenings,
June 4 - July 9, 2015

Healthy Brain Aging

NIA booklet: Preventing Alzheimer's Disease: What Do We Know?"

Brain Health Manifesto
by Ron Zec, PhD

"Staying Sharp"  publications from Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives

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by Deborah Allen