Michael L Alosco, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology

Michael Alosco
617.638.5351
72 E. Concord Street

Biography

Dr. Alosco completed his undergraduate studies at Providence College and he earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology, with a focus in neuropsychology, in 2015 from Kent State University. He completed his clinical internship in neuropsychology at the VA Boston Healthcare System. In 2015, Dr. Alosco was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Boston University (BU) Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) Center (ADC) and BU CTE Center through the NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Translational Research Training Program (T32AG036697). In 2016, Dr. Alosco transitioned to a National Research Service Award (NRSA) F32 from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue his advanced clinical research training at the BU ADC and BU CTE Center. In 2018, he became an Assistant Professor of Neurology at the Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Alosco’s research focuses on risk factors and biomarkers of neurodegenerative conditions, with a focus on AD and CTE. Dr. Alosco is particularly interested in the contribution of cerebrovascular disease to the clinical and neuropathological presentation of AD and CTE. He is additionally involved in research examining the relationship between exposure to repetitive head impacts and long-term neurological consequences. He is mentored at the BU AD and CTE Center by Robert A. Stern, Ph.D., and Ann C. McKee, M.D.

In August 2018, he received a five-year K23 Award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). He will use MRI data and biomarkers to examine patterns of white matter alterations in former NFL players compared to healthy individuals as well as those with Alzheimer’s disease dementia. He will do so by leveraging ongoing studies at BUSM, including the NINDS-funded DIAGNOSE CTE Research Project and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) funded BU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (BU ADC). The K23 Award will additionally provide Dr. Alosco with advanced and cutting-edge training in CTE to facilitate his progression as an independent clinical neuroscientist.

Education

  • Kent State University, PhD
  • Kent State University, MA
  • Providence College, BA

Publications

  • Published on 4/13/2021

    Alosco ML, Culhane J, Mez J. Neuroimaging Biomarkers of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Targets for the Academic Memory Disorders Clinic. Neurotherapeutics. 2021 Apr 13. PMID: 33847906.

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  • Published on 4/7/2021

    Mez J, Alosco ML, Daneshvar DH, Saltiel N, Baucom Z, Abdolmohammadi B, Uretsky M, Nicks R, Martin BM, Palmisano JN, Nowinski CJ, Montenigro P, Solomon TM, Mahar I, Cherry JD, Alvarez VE, Dwyer B, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, Tripodis Y, Huber BR, Stein TD, Stern RA, McKee AC. Validity of the 2014 traumatic encephalopathy syndrome criteria for CTE pathology. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Apr 07. PMID: 33826224.

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  • Published on 3/24/2021

    Akhter-Khan SC, Tao Q, Ang TFA, Itchapurapu IS, Alosco ML, Mez J, Piers RJ, Steffens DC, Au R, Qiu WQ. Associations of loneliness with risk of Alzheimer's disease dementia in the Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2021 Mar 24. PMID: 33760348.

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  • Published on 3/15/2021

    Katz DI, Bernick C, Dodick DW, Mez J, Mariani ML, Adler CH, Alosco ML, Balcer LJ, Banks SJ, Barr WB, Brody DL, Cantu RC, Dams-O'Connor K, Geda YE, Jordan BD, McAllister TW, Peskind ER, Petersen RC, Wethe JV, Zafonte RD, Foley ÉM, Babcock DJ, Koroshetz WJ, Tripodis Y, McKee AC, Shenton ME, Cummings JL, Reiman EM, Stern RA. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome. Neurology. 2021 05 04; 96(18):848-863. PMID: 33722990.

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  • Published on 3/2/2021

    Kaufmann D, Sollmann N, Kaufmann E, Veggeberg R, Tripodis Y, Wrobel PP, Kochsiek J, Martin BM, Lin AP, Coleman MJ, Alosco ML, Pasternak O, Bouix S, Stern RA, Shenton ME, Koerte IK. Age at First Exposure to Tackle Football is Associated with Cortical Thickness in Former Professional American Football Players. Cereb Cortex. 2021 Mar 02. PMID: 33676369.

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  • Published on 2/22/2021

    Bieniek KF, Cairns NJ, Crary JF, Dickson DW, Folkerth RD, Keene CD, Litvan I, Perl DP, Stein TD, Vonsattel JP, Stewart W, Dams-O'Connor K, Gordon WA, Tripodis Y, Alvarez VE, Mez J, Alosco ML, McKee AC. The Second NINDS/NIBIB Consensus Meeting to Define Neuropathological Criteria for the Diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2021 Feb 22; 80(3):210-219. PMID: 33611507.

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  • Published on 12/5/2020

    Cherry JD, Meng G, Daley S, Xia W, Svirsky S, Alvarez VE, Nicks R, Pothast M, Kelley H, Huber B, Tripodis Y, Alosco ML, Mez J, McKee AC, Stein TD. CCL2 is associated with microglia and macrophage recruitment in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. J Neuroinflammation. 2020 Dec 05; 17(1):370. PMID: 33278887.

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  • Published on 10/1/2020

    Alosco ML, Tripodis Y, Rowland B, Chua AS, Liao H, Martin B, Jarnagin J, Chaisson CE, Pasternak O, Karmacharya S, Koerte IK, Cantu RC, Kowall NW, McKee AC, Shenton ME, Greenwald R, McClean M, Stern RA, Lin A. A magnetic resonance spectroscopy investigation in symptomatic former NFL players. Brain Imaging Behav. 2020 Oct; 14(5):1419-1429. PMID: 30848432.

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  • Published on 9/17/2020

    Adams JW, Alosco ML, Mez J, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Tripodis Y, Adler CH, Kubilius C, Cormier KA, Mathais R, Nicks R, Kelley HJ, Saltiel N, Uretsky M, Nair E, Aytan N, Cherry JD, Nowinski CJ, Kowall NW, Goldstein LE, Dwyer B, Katz DI, Cantu RC, Stern RA, McKee AC, Stein TD. Association of probable REM sleep behavior disorder with pathology and years of contact sports play in chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Acta Neuropathol. 2020 12; 140(6):851-862. PMID: 32939646.

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  • Published on 8/22/2020

    Mez J, Daneshvar DH, Alosco ML, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Stein TD, McKee AC. Reply to "Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Primary Age-Related Tauopathy". Ann Neurol. 2020 11; 88(5):1052-1053. PMID: 32754941.

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