Dr. William Jagust

Neurologist · Alzheimer's Disease · Berkeley, California
  • 399 Publications

After receiving a BA in psychology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Dr. William Jagust decided to further his studies in medicine at the State University of New York.

Dr. Jagust serves as the Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine and is a Professor in Public Health and Neuroscience at the University of Berkeley, California. His work involves using multi-modal imaging techniques to study the brain of patients with different types of dementia. In 2013, he was awarded the Potamkin Prize for his research into causes of Alzheimer’s disease. In 2017, he co-led a study on how poor sleep affects the brain’s ability to save new memories.

"Over the past few years, the links between sleep, beta-amyloid, memory, and Alzheimer's disease have been growing stronger. Our study shows that this beta-amyloid deposition may lead to a vicious cycle in which sleep is further disturbed and memory impaired."
-Dr. William Jagust


University of california berkeley

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

University of California Berkeley · 2014 - Present

University of california san francisco school of medicine

Adjunct Professor of Neurology

University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine · 2006 - Present


Medical Degree

Reed College

Bachelor in Psychology Medicine

Reed College · 1974


Dr. William Jagust has been involved in 399 publications. View publications ›


Dr. William Jagust is affiliated with University of Berkeley California at 2227 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, California.