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Neuropathology Team

Dr. Subhojit Roy: After finishing medical school in India, Dr. Roy did a Ph.D. in neuronal cell biology at Temple University, Philadelphia with Dr. Mark Black, focusing on mechanisms of slow axonal transport. He subsequently did his residency training in anatomic pathology and a sub-specialty fellowship in neuropathology at the University of Pennslyvania in Philadelphia. This was followed by a training in neurodegenerative neuropathology at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease Research at the University of Pennsylvania with Drs. Virginia Lee and John Trojanowski and a postdoctoral research stint with Virginia Lee. Dr. Roy is also Board Certified in anatomic pathology and neuropathology.


Dr. Lawrence Hansen, M.D. is a professor in the Department of Neurosciences as well as the Department of Pathology. He is one of three faculty members in the Experimental Neuropathology Laboratory. He earned his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in 1977 and completed residencies in Psychiatry and Pathology at Loyola Universtiy as well as a residency in Neuropathology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He has been with UCSD in the Departments of Pathology and Neurosciences since 1988. Dr. Hansen has served as the Director of the Neuropathology Core since 1995, and has greatly expanded our knowledge of the clinical and pathological presentation of dementia associated with Lewy bodies.


Dr. Eliezer Masliah, M.D. is a professor in the Department of Neurosciences as well as the Department of Pathology. He heads the Experimental Neuropathology Laboratory, which engages foremost in the scientific pursuit of the cellular and molecular mechanisms leading to synaptic damage in neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and the dementia associated with AIDS. Dr. Masliah has carried out outstanding studies in synaptic alterations in AD, mechanisms of neurodegeneration, and more recently, influence of genes on neuropathology using transgenic mice.