Adam Thomas Labadorf, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Adam Labadorf
75 E. Concord Street


Adam received his PhD in Bioinformatics from Boston University. His primary research interest is to better understand the genomics characteristics of neurodegeneration in human tissue using bioinformatics and machine learning approaches. His neurodegenerative disease research involves identifying commonalities and differences between different neurodegenerative diseases, with the goal of finding common pathological mechanisms that may lead to novel treatment modalities. He has particular expertise in the analysis of post mortem human brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid transcriptomes, and has made significant contributions to our understanding of Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). He also has methodological interests in metatranscriptomics in contexts ranging from Caribbean coral ecologies to connections between the central nervous system and the human microbiome. In addition to his independent research, he serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the BU Bioinformatics Masters program, as Director of Bioinformatics for the VA PTSD Brain Bank, and is a member of the BU Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and BU CTE Center.


  • Boston University, PhD
  • Colorado State University, MS
  • Dickinson College, BS

Classes Taught

  • ENGBF528
  • ENGBF541
  • ENGBF591


  • Published on 2/1/2024

    Wu M, Hanly A, Gibson F, Fisher R, Rogers S, Park K, Zuger A, Kuang K, Kalin JH, Nocco S, Cole M, Xiao A, Agus F, Labadorf A, Beck S, Collard M, Cole PA, Alani RM. The CoREST repressor complex mediates phenotype switching and therapy resistance in melanoma. J Clin Invest. 2024 Feb 01; 134(6). PMID: 38300709.

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  • Published on 3/9/2023

    Labadorf A, Agus F, Aytan N, Cherry J, Mez J, McKee A, Stein TD. Inflammation and neuronal gene expression changes differ in early versus late chronic traumatic encephalopathy brain. BMC Med Genomics. 2023 Mar 09; 16(1):49. PMID: 36895005.

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  • Published on 2/17/2023

    Carrasco Pro S, Hook H, Bray D, Berenzy D, Moyer D, Yin M, Labadorf AT, Tewhey R, Siggers T, Fuxman Bass JI. Widespread perturbation of ETS factor binding sites in cancer. Nat Commun. 2023 Feb 17; 14(1):913. PMID: 36808133.

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  • Published on 5/19/2022

    Alvia M, Aytan N, Spencer KR, Foster ZW, Rauf NA, Guilderson L, Robey I, Averill JG, Walker SE, Alvarez VE, Huber BR, Mathais R, Cormier KA, Nicks R, Pothast M, Labadorf A, Agus F, Alosco ML, Mez J, Kowall NW, McKee AC, Brady CB, Stein TD. MicroRNA Alterations in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Front Neurosci. 2022; 16:855096. PMID: 35663558.

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  • Published on 5/10/2022

    Ruan Z, Takamatsu-Yukawa K, Wang Y, Ushman ML, Labadorf AT, Ericsson M, Ikezu S, Ikezu T. Functional genome-wide short hairpin RNA library screening identifies key molecules for extracellular vesicle secretion from microglia. Cell Rep. 2022 May 10; 39(6):110791. PMID: 35545052.

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  • Published on 2/19/2022

    Gallo CM, Labadorf AT, Ho A, Beffert U. Single molecule, long-read Apoer2 sequencing identifies conserved and species-specific splicing patterns. Genomics. 2022 Mar; 114(2):110318. PMID: 35192893.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Labadorf A. The National PTSD Brain Bank: Progress, Promise, and Vision. Psychiatry. 2022; 85(2):196-200. PMID: 35588489.

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  • Published on 9/20/2021

    Floro J, Dai A, Metzger A, Mora-Martin A, Ganem NJ, Cifuentes D, Wu CS, Dalal J, Lyons SM, Labadorf A, Flynn RL. SDE2 is an essential gene required for ribosome biogenesis and the regulation of alternative splicing. Nucleic Acids Res. 2021 09 20; 49(16):9424-9443. PMID: 34365507.

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  • Published on 9/20/2021

    Logue MW, Zhou Z, Morrison FG, Wolf EJ, Daskalakis NP, Chatzinakos C, Georgiadis F, Labadorf AT, Girgenti MJ, Young KA, Williamson DE, Zhao X, Grenier JG, Huber BR, Miller MW. Gene expression in the dorsolateral and ventromedial prefrontal cortices implicates immune-related gene networks in PTSD. Neurobiol Stress. 2021 Nov; 15:100398. PMID: 34646915.

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  • Published on 8/17/2021

    Cherry JD, Agus F, Dixon E, Huber B, Alvarez VE, Mez J, McKee AC, Labadorf A, Stein TD. Differential gene expression in the cortical sulcus compared to the gyral crest within the early stages of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Free Neuropathol. 2021; 2. PMID: 34485990.

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