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

Marta Olah, PhD

Marta Olah, PhD

Assistant Professor in Neurology (in Neurology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's disease and the Aging Brain) at the CUMC

Email: mo2738@cumc.columbia.edu

Location: 630 West 168th Street, New York, NY

Dr. Olah obtained her masters degree in Neurosciences from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. For her PhD she joined the Boddeke lab at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, where she studied the microglia phenotypes associated with brain plasticity and regeneration, in particularly in the context of multiple sclerosis. After receiving her PhD in 2011, she joined the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School as postdoctoral research fellow, where she investigated multiple sclerosis associated pathways in peripheral immune cells, microglia and neural stem cells. In 2014 she was recruited to the De Jager/Bradshaw lab at Harvard as a postdoctoral fellow to study the involvement of microglia and monocytes in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Following in the footsteps of her mentors, in 2017 she joined the Department of Neurology at Columbia as an Instructor in Neurology. Her current research focuses on exploring the extrinsic and cell autonomous factors that shape the function and phenotype of human microglia and how the resulting changes in the population structure of microglia contribute to the pathogenesis and progression of neurological diseases.


2017 Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship Award Recipient
2016 Keystone Symposia Future of Science Fund Scholarship Recipient
2015 Harvard NeuroDiscovery Center Pilot Grant Recipient
2009 Glia Journal Stipend Recipient, 9th European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease, Paris, France
2007 Jan Kornelis de Cock Foundation Grant Recipient, Groningen, The Netherlands
2006-2011 Ubbo Emmius PhD Scholarship of the University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

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