Dr. Li-Huei Tsai

Picower Professor of Neuroscience
Director, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory
Senior Associate Member, Broad Institute

Primary DLC

Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

MIT Room: 46-4235A

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Neuroscience
Brain Development and Aging
Alzheimer's Disease
Cdk5

Research Summary

The primary goal is to elucidate the pathological mechanisms underlying neurological disorders affecting learning & memory. The major research areas include neuropsychiatric disorders, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Li-Huei Tsai pursues two avenues of research that run to opposite ends of the human life span – from the brain as it develops in utero, to the brain as it decays in old age. Seemingly separate, they are linked by profound brain mechanisms that govern proper growth as well as proper function.

Recent Work