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Dorothee Schoemaker, PhD

Dr. Schoemaker joined the lab as a postdoctoral fellow in January 2019, after finishing her Ph.D. in clinical Psychology/Neuropsychology at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). Her research interests lie in the investigation of innovative biomarkers to identify aging individuals at risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias. She also aims to improve our understanding of relationships between cerebrovascular diseases and various neuropathological processes. In the lab, Dorothee will study individuals with CADASIL, a genetic condition leading to early cerebrovascular changes and progressive cognitive impairments. This population will allow characterizing the consequences of cerebrovascular changes, in the absence of confounding factors typically associated with aging. In her free time, Dorothee enjoys outdoor adventures, trying new breweries in Boston, traveling, learning new things and going to live music shows.