Albert Davis, MD, PhD

Albert (Gus) Davis, MD, PhD, graduated with highest honors from Emory University in 2002, then enrolled in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Emory University where he earned his PhD in neuroscience in 2009. He completed his medical training at Vanderbilt University where he earned his MD in 2011.  After an internship in Internal Medicine, Dr. Davis completed his neurology residency at Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in 2015, serving as an administrative chief resident in his final year. Following residency training, he remained at Washington University for postdoctoral scientific training in the laboratory of David Holtzman, MD, as well as clinical training in Movement Disorders.

"I began working in the Alzheimer disease (AD) field in graduate school and remained interested in AD and related diseases during medical school and my neurology residency, in large part thanks to the passion and expertise of my clinical and scientific mentors. I am extremely grateful to have research support from the BrightFocus Foundation and its generous donors at this early stage in my career. I am hopeful that the near future will bring new advances in the understanding of disease mechanisms, diagnostic tools, and therapies for AD, and am excited to contribute to these ongoing efforts to combat this devastating disease."