Jordan Teague and Erica Irizarry Pagan analyzing PET scans in Imaging Suite
Margo Heston presenting poster to Jordan Teague, Elena Ruiz de Chavez, and Tobey Betthauser.

What do we do?

The Betthauser Lab conducts aging and dementia research focused on using neuroimaging, fluid biomarkers, and neuropathology to better understand the earliest detectable changes in neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s disease. Our lab specifically uses a multidisciplinary approach that combines neuropathology, quantitative imaging and fluid biomarkers, and clinical data to better understand the timing of disease pathology and how this impacts other brain pathology and clinical disease progression. Our lab develops and applies novel longitudinal image processing and modeling methods to better understand the sequence and timing of biomarker detectable events in neurodegenerative disease and whether these temporal variables are consequential for downstream cognitive dysfunction and impairment.

We are a part of the larger Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, which includes both the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute. We also work in close collaboration with the Center for Health Disparities Research (CHDR).


You can find all the lab’s publications indexed on PubMed.