Dr. Refolo received his Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular genetics from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He received postdoctoral training in the department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Laboratory of Neurobiology at Rockefeller University. Immediately before coming to the NIA, Dr. Refolo worked at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, managing a portfolio of basic, clinical, and translational research that was focused on neurodegeneration. At the NIA, Dr. Refolo directs the portfolio on the cellular, molecular, and systems biological aspects of the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease within the Dementias of Aging Branch. Dr. Refolo also has been the Scientific Director at the Institute for the Study of Aging and a research scientist at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research at New York University. He has worked as an assistant professor at the Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla., and at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. His own research career focused for the most part on Alzheimer’s disease.
cellular, molecular, and systems biological aspects of the etiology of Alzheimer’s disease