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Department of PathologyPhone: 419.383.3469 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor and Chairman
University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus
Department of Pathology, MS #1090
3000 Arlington Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43614-2598
Medical Education and Training:
M.D. University of California at Davis
Ph.D. University of California at Davis
Resident in Anatomic Pathology, Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals
Postdoctoral Fellow in Pathology and in Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt University
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Neuroinflammation (www.jneuroinflammation.com)
American Board of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology
American Board of Pathology, Neuropathology
Neuropathology of dementia
Diagnostic nerve and muscle biopsies
Glial inflammatory processes in chronic neurodegenerative diseases
Representative recent publications:
Mrak RE, Griffin WST: Glia and their cytokines in progression of neurodegeneration. Neurobiol Aging 26:349-54, 2005
Mrak RE, Griffin WST: Potential inflammatory biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease. J Alzheimer Dis 8:369-75, 2005
Griffin WST, L, Li Y, Mrak RE, Barger SW: Interleukin-1 mediates Alzheimer and Lewy body pathologies. J Neuroinflamm 3:5, 2006
Mrak RE, Griffin WST: Common inflammatory mechanisms in Lewy body disease and Alzheimer disease J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 66:683-6, 2007
Komoroski RA, Pearce JM, Mrak RE: 31P NMR spectroscopy of phospholipid metabolites in postmortem schizophrenic brain.. Magn Resonance Med 59:469-74, 2008.
Barger SW, DeWall KM, Liu L, Mrak RE, Griffin WST: Relationships between expression of apolipoprotein E and beta-amyloid precursor protein are altered in proximity to Alzheimer beta-amyloid plaques: potential explanations from cell culture studies.J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 67:773-783, 2008
Mrak RE: Alzheimer-type neuropathological changes in morbidly obese elderly individuals. Clin Neuropathol 28:40-45, 2009
Mrak RE: Neuropathology and the neuroinflammation idea. J Alzheimer Dis 18:473-82, 2009
Thal DR, Papassotiropoulos A, Saido TC, Griffin WST, Mrak RE, Kölsch H, Tredici KD, Attems J, Ghebremedhin E: Capillary cerebral amyloid angiopathy identifies a distinct APOE e4-associated subtype of sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. Acta Neuropathol 120: 169-183, 2010.
Funk KE, Mrak RE, Kuret J: Granulovacuolar degeneration bodies of Alzheimer’s disease resemble late-stage autophagic organelles. Neuropathol Applied Neurobiol 37:295-306, 2011.
Liu L, Aboud O, Jones RA, Mrak RE, Griffin WST, Barger SW: Apolipoprotein E expression is elevated by interleukin 1 and other interleukin 1-induced factors. J Neuroinflamm 8:175, 2012.
Aboud O, Mrak RE, Boop F, Griffin WST: Apolipoprotein epsilon3 alleles are associated with indicators of neuronal resilience. BMC Medicine 10:35, 2012.
Mrak RE. Microglia in Alzheimer brain: a neuropathological perspective [Invited review]. Int J Alzheimer Dis 2012:165021.
Aboud O, Mrak RE, Boop FA, Griffin ST. Epilepsy: neuroinflammation, neurodegeneration, and Apolipoprotein E genotype. Acta Neuropathologica Commun 1:41, 2013