Karin Schon

Assistant Professor aging and exercise, brain imaging

  • Title Assistant Professor

    aging and exercise, brain imaging
  • Office Office: R-1008B
  • Phone 617-358-2118

Dr. Schon received her doctorate from the Department of Psychology at Boston University in 2005. Her dissertation focused on functional neuroimaging studies of working memory and long-term memory formation under the mentorship of Prof. Chantal Stern. She then continued her work with Prof. Stern as a Postdoc. In 2010 she received a Pathway to Independence Career Development Award from the National Institute on Aging to investigate the effects or cardio-respiratory fitness and exercise on the function and structure of the medial temporal lobe memory system.

Dr. Schon’s research interests are centered on brain plasticity, cognition and aging in humans. Currently, her research focuses on the role of aerobic exercise and cardio-respiratory fitness as a modulator of cognitive function and brain integrity across the lifespan. She uses functional and structural MRI, behavioral and exercise physiology methods, and biomarker assays.

“Click here to read a BU Today feature from April 2016 about Dr. Schon’s research on exercise and brain function in aging.”

Lab: Brain Plasticity and Neuroimaging Laboratory

CV: Karin Schon, PhD– CV

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