Michael Ewers

Michael Ewers’ research focuses on neuroimaging-assessed brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease, based at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD). The major research interest is to understand structural and functional network changes that accelerate or delay the onset of dementia symptoms. For reserve, a major approach is to use graph theoretical analysis to both resting state and task-based MRI in order to identify functional brain changes that underlie higher resilience of cognitive abilities during the course of Alzheimer’s disease. The identification of such protective brain mechanism are sought to be targeted by therapeutic intervention in secondary prevention of Alzheimer’s disease. Michael is a professor at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich (LMU) since 2012, after research stays at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland and University of California at San Francisco (USCF), USA.