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Biomarker Core

Goals and Activities:

  • Biomarker Core

    Acquire conventional and novel biomarkers in biofluid (CSF, blood), brain images (PET, MRI), and other modalities (e.g., retinal imaging) in adjudicated participant groups.

  • Analyze biomarkers to obtain standardized measures and support relevant funded Alzheimer’s disease (AD) research projects affiliated with the ADRC.
  • Provide resources integrating multi-dimensional biomarkers data across all human subjects to assist and train ADRC researchers to investigate the underlying age-related drivers for AD.
  • Disseminate our expertise and knowledge to support the AD community at large.

Available Resources:

  1. Duke Brain Imaging and Analysis Center
  2. UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center
  3. Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Core Leaders:

Weili Lin, PhD

Weili Lin, PhD

Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor of Neurological Medicine, UNC
Director of the Biomedical Research Imaging Center
Vice Chair of Research
Departments of Radiology, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and School of Pharmacy
(919) 843-8120

Allen Song, PhD

Allen Song, PhD

Professor in Radiology, Duke University
Director of the Center for Brain Imaging and Analysis
Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Professor in Neurobiology
(919) 684-1215



  • Clinical Research Specialists (TBD)