Director, Brain Imaging, Behavior, & Aging Laboratory
Co-Director, Annual Conference on Successful Aging
Dr. Alexander is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, and the Neuroscience and Physiological Sciences Graduate Programs of the University of Arizona. He is Director of the Brain Imaging, Behavior and Aging Lab, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, and Chair of the Research Committee in Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona.
Prior to coming to Arizona, Dr. Alexander was Chief of the Neuropsychology Unit in the Laboratory of Neurosciences in the Intramural Research Program at the NIA, NIH. He has over 20 years of experience as a neuroimaging and neuropsychology researcher in the study of aging and age-related disease. Dr. Alexander uses structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) combined with novel network analysis techniques to investigate the effects of multiple health factors on the structural and functional brain changes associated with aging and the risk for dementia. His extensive experience in the use of univariate and novel multivariate analysis methods with neuroimaging and cognitive outcome measures for studies of brain aging and health factors that impact brain function make me well suited to serve as member of the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC).
Dr. Alexander will participate as part of the Cancer Imaging Program, collaborating with other members to support the aims and goals of the UACC. He will provide support in the development and implementation of image analysis methods, in assisting training efforts for center fellows and students, and in expanding center collaborations.