Erin R. Hascup, PhD
Erin R. Hascup, PhD is the Director of the Center for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and an Associate Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pharmacology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She received a B.S. in biochemistry from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a PhD in Neurobiology from the University of Kentucky. She completed postdoctoral training at the Karolinska Institute and McGill University. Dr. Hascup leads a team of researchers in an active neuroscience research laboratory within the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease and successful aging. Her primary research interests include evaluation of the neurological, neurochemical, and cognitive changes that occur across the continuum of aging, Alzheimer’s disease, and related disorders with the long-term goal of determining disease stage-specific therapeutics that have the potential to improve patient outcome, with a special interest in early diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Hascup's Laboratory is currently funded by two grants from the National Institute on Aging (R01AG057767 and R01AG061937) and has previously been the been funded by grants from the Illinois Department of Public Health and the SIU School of Medicine Foundation. She has served as a reviewer at study section for the NIH Center for Scientific Review, the Department of Defense, Brain Canada/Azrieli Foundation, Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale and Foundation Alzheimer Grant, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Illinois Department of Public Health. She is an ad hoc reviewer for several scientific journals, and is the author of 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, 5 book chapters, and over 50 abstracts. Additionally, Dr. Hascup has been a speaker at several national and international conferences including the International Conference on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, the Society for Neuroscience Meeting, the NIA's Senescence in Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop, and the Winter Conference on Brain Research.