Aimee Kao, MD, PhD

University of California, San Francisco

Dr. Aimee Kao, MD, PhD, holds the French Foundation Endowed Professorship and is Associate Professor of Neurology at UCSF. She is an expert in the management of age-related cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. Dr. Kao’s laboratory investigates the basic pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative disorders, focusing on how aging and disease impact lysosome function and protein homeostasis. She directs the UCSF Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) Biomarker Core. She has received the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation Distinguished Investigator Award in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Glenn Award for Research in the Biological Mechanisms of Aging.