Dr. William Jagust
- 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