Beau M. Ances, MD, PhD, MSc, FANA

Washington University in St. Louis

Beau Ances, MSc, MD, PhD, FANA is the inaugural Daniel J Brennan MD Professor of Neurology at Washington University in Saint Louis. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania (1989); completed a masters in Health Planning and Finance at London School of Economics (1994); completed his Ph.D. and M.D. (2001) at the University of Pennsylvania; and completed Neurology residency (2005) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in Neuroimmunology at the University of California San Diego (2005-2008). His research focused on developing novel neuroimaging methods to assess changes in brain function due to HIV. He was recruited to Washington University in St. Louis (2008). Over the past 15 years, the Ances Bioimaging Laboratory (ABL) has focused on developing novel biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases including HIV associated neurocognitive disorders (HAND), Alzheimer’s disease (AD), autoimmune encephalitis, and Down syndrome. He has served on numerous NIH and private foundation study sections and more recently led a National Institute of Health (NIH) initiative to develop biotypes of central nervous system complications in people living with HIV. Dr. Ances is an author on over 270 publications (h-index 71) and his work has been cited by numerous media outlets (including the Associated Press, US News and World Report, Time, Discover, Washington Post) and been featured in a PBS documentary (Alzheimer’s Disease: Every Minute Counts). He has mentored several undergraduate students, graduate students, post- doctoral candidates, and fellows. Members of his laboratory have received independent funding from NIH and private foundations.


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