Taub Institute: Genomics Core


Columbia University
Irving Medical Center
Neurological Institute

710 West 168th Street, 3rd floor
(212) 305-1818

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About Us

Taub Faculty

Yian Gu, MD, MS, PhD

Yian Gu, MD, MS, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurological Sciences (in Neurology, Epidemiology in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and in the Taub Institute) at the Columbia University Medical Center

Email: yg2121@cumc.columbia.edu
Tel: 212-305-6684

Dr. Gu received her training in epidemiology at Fudan University and New York University, and her current research aims to understand the role of diet, physical activities, sleep, and other lifestyle factors in brain aging, cognitive aging, and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Gu's long-term goal is to elucidate the mechanisms for the lifestyle-brain relationship by using multiple biological measures including neuroimaging biomarkers, circulating biomarkers, genetic profiles, etc.

Research Interests:

Nutritional epidemiology of cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease among elderly.
Dietary factors in brain aging.
Lifestyle factors in relation to cognitive and functional decline among elderly.

Education and Training:

MD: Maternal and Child Health, Shanghai Medical University (China)
MS: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Fudan University (China)
PhD: Epidemiology, New York University, New York, NY

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