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Investigator:Francisco J. Martinez-Murcia

Title:Age of Onset determination in Autosomal Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer‘s Disease

Date of Request:07/09/2024

Status:pending approval


Aim 1:To inform a neuroimaging data-driven representation of AD progression that could be used to estimate the AoO of ADAD affected subjects.

Aim 2:To develop a deep latent variable model specifically targeted at modelling the fusion of neuroimaging data from different modalities

Investigator:Ellen Beard

Title:Investigating Personality Profiles in the Prediction of Dementia Clinical Presentation

Date of Request:07/05/2024

Status:pending approval


Aim 1:To explore whether personality profiles prior to dementia diagnosis predict subsequent behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia

Investigator:Jorge J Llibre Guerra

Title:"Elucidating Protective Mechanisms in a PSEN1 Mutation Carrier Exhibiting Delayed Onset of Alzheimer's Disease"

Date of Request:07/03/2024

ID:DIAN- D2417

Aim 1:Investigate genetic variants contributing to the delayed onset of Alzheimer’s symptoms in a PSEN1 mutation carrier.

Aim 2:Analyze cross-sectional imaging and biomarker data to characterize disease progression and resilience mechanisms.

Aim 3:Identify and validate environmental factors contributing to the unique resilience observed in the individual.

Aim 4Develop comprehensive profiles for the proteomic and metabolomic alterations distinguishing the subject from typical DIAD mutation carriers.

Investigator:Randall Bateman

Title:Addendum to “Comparing biomarkers between Down Syndrome, Autosomal Dominant, and Late onset Alzheimer Disease.”

Date of Request:06/26/2024

Status:pending approval


Aim 1:Question 1a: How does the severity of white matter hyperintensities compare between DS and ADAD?

Aim 2:How does the presence of microbleeds compare across DS and ADAD?

Aim 3:Is enlarged perivascular space a common finding across DS and ADAD?

Aim 4Are the presence and progression of WMH, microbleeds, and PVS due to inflammatory processes?

Investigator:Mathias Jucker / Johannes Levin

Title:Is Maternal or Paternal origin of ADAD mutations relevant for clinical or biomarker outcome?

Date of Request:06/14/2024



Aim 1:Our aim is to determine whether the onset of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is affected by the inheritance pattern (paternal versus maternal) of AD-causing mutations.

Investigator:Wenqiang Fan

Title:Neuroinflammation Profiles in Alzheimer's Disease Patients with Distinct

Date of Request:06/03/2024

Status:pending approval


Aim 1:Overview the Landscape: Initially, we will assess the overall landscape of neuroinflammation across carriers of different risk variants.

Aim 2:Identify Unique Inflamed Cell Populations: We will then focus on identifying unique inflamed cell populations and compare the levels of inflammation across different risk variant carriers.

Aim 3:Evaluate Common Modulatory Factors: Finally, we will evaluate whether common factors can modulate neuroinflammation in various AD patients, potentially identifying targets for therapeutic intervention.

Investigator:Yuanyuan Lu

Title:Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease

Date of Request:05/26/2024



Aim 1:Investigate longitudinal patterns of clinical decline and neuroimaging changes in Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer's Disease.


Title:Amyloid Chronicity in Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer’s Disease

Date of Request:05/23/2024



Aim 1:Examine associations between estimation of amyloid chronicity and Estimated Year of Symptom Onset (EYO) in Autosomal Dominant Alzheimer Disease

Aim 2:Compare longitudinal rate of amyloid accumulation across autosomal dominant Alzheimer Disease, sporadic Alzheimer Disease, and Down Syndrome

Aim 3:Determine the average length of time between becoming amyloid positive and cognitively impaired in different forms of Alzheimer Disease (autosomal dominant Alzheimer Disease, sporadic Alzheimer Disease, and Down Syndrome)

Investigator:David Cash

Title:Sample size estimates for biomarkers in prevention trials

Date of Request:04/17/2024



Aim 1:Assess the rate and variance of serial imaging measures in the Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network (DIAN) study

Aim 2:Compare sample size estimates from imaging outcomes with biofluid and cognitive measures

Aim 3:Assess the different power and design requirements for studies using different potential trial inclusion criteria (including but not limited to estimated years to onset, amyloid and tau positivity, cogntiive status) and suitable target treatment effects (reduced rate of atrophy/cognitive decline or reduction of absolute levels of AD-related pathology by end of study)

Aim 4Assess and compare the requirements for classical parallel arm trial design with more novel approaches (run-in designs, common close, staggered starts)

Investigator:Stephanie Schultz

Title:Influence of tau on neurodegeneration in ADAD

Date of Request:04/04/2024



Aim 1:Our overall objective is to compare the cross-sectional and longitudinal trajectories of CSF Tau (including pTau181, NT1, pTau205, pTau217, MTBR-tau) and regional Tau-PET with the neurodegenerative trajectories using of CSF NfL and grey-matter volumes in pathogenic variant carriers in DIAN.