Patrick R. Hof
Patrick R. Hof is an expert in the pathology of neuropsychiatric disorders whose laboratory is internationally known for its quantitative approaches to neuroanatomy and studies of brain evolution.
Among his major contributions, Dr. Hof demonstrated that specific neurons are selectively vulnerable in dementing disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. He has made contributions to quantifying the differences between normal aging brains and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism.
Dr. Hof is the Regenstreif Professor of Neuroscience and Vice-Chair for Translational Neuroscience of the Department of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, where he also leads the Kastor Neurobiology of Aging Laboratories. He is also a Professor of Geriatrics and Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai.