Adrienne Visani

Staff Research Associate

Since joining the MAC in August 2016, Adrienne works as a research assistant to Dr. Gil Rabinovici on neuroimaging processing and analysis of the many PET scans acquired for MAC patients. She works on projects looking at the topographical distribution of amyloid and tau proteins in early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She aims to continue research on neurodegeneration as a medical student and physician.

Adrienne grew up in Denver before heading to the West Coast. She completed her B.S. degree in neuroscience from the University of Southern California in 2016. Her interest in neurodegenerative disorders was born in the classroom but grew in the lab, first as a research assistant looking at the role of B cells in multiple sclerosis. Throughout college she worked at USC’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute in Dr. Terrence Town’s lab studying how microglia can help and hinder the pathological burden of Alzheimer’s disease in a rat model.

Besides looking at brain images, Adrienne enjoys rock climbing and rock music, hiking and camping, and sharing stories from her time spent abroad in Cape Town, South Africa.