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Investigator Profile

Apostolos Georgopoulos

Apostolos Georgopoulos, MD, PhD

Positions
Director, Brain Sciences Center, Minneapolis VA
Regents Professor and McKnight Presidential Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Minnesota
Professor, Neurology, University of Minnesota
Education
MD, PhD University of Athens
Contact Information
apostolos.georgopoulos@va.gov
Research Interests
My research focuses on, but is not limited to, experimental and theoretical neuroscience, including studies in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetoencephalograpy (MEG), computational neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, and, more recently, immunogenetic epidemiology. During the past few years, I have led a new line of research in studying the role of Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) health and disease, including healthy brain aging, Gulf War illness, and associations with dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in epidemiologic studies. More recently, I have been examining in silico the association of HLA with antigens of pathogens putatively involved in dementia, focusing on the human herpes virus and its possible association of HLA Class I and II alleles to the glycoproteins of 9 Human Herpes Viruses. Finally, we have been investigating in silico the relations between HLA alleles and SARS-CoV-2 in an effort to contribute to the design of vaccines to be effective in multiple variants.
Publications
Full bibliography on PubMed
VA Research Topics
Neurology & Neurobiology; Gulf War Veterans
MeSH Key Words
Humans; Magnetoencephalography; Cognitive Neuroscience; Brain; Aging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Cognition; Dementia; HLA Antigens; Histocompatibility Antigens Class II; Electrophysiology
Professional Networking
ResearchGate | Google Scholar
Links
University of Minnesota profile | Brain Sciences Center profile