Ana Pereira, MD

Dr. Ana C. Pereira graduated in medicine from Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the top one percent of the class. She was a post-doctoral research scientist at Columbia University, at the Taub Institute for Alzheimer’s Disease, investigating adult neurogenesis with brain imaging techniques in animals and humans. She completed a residency in neurology at Harvard University and received subspecialty training in cognitive neurology at Columbia University. She is currently an assistant professor of neurology and neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she has been studying the susceptibility of glutamatergic neural circuits to age-related cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), along with potential therapeutic interventions. Her studies have used animal models, structural analysis with confocal and electron microscopy, behavioral assays, and RNA sequencing. They have been accompanied by parallel translational and clinical studies in patients with AD and sleep-disordered breathing, with use of state-of-the art neuroimaging techniques and neuropsychological measures.