Kevin F. Bieniek, PhD

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Research focuses on elucidating the role of traumatic brain injury exposure on the pathophysiology of neurodegenerative disorders like chronic traumatic encephalopathy and Alzheimer’s disease by studying the relationships between sports-related and military-related head trauma, underlying burden and distribution of tau and beta-amyloid pathology, hereditary genetic risk factors and resulting neurocognitive deficits.  Additional research interests include the impact of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury on the etiology and progression of TDP-43 pathology, on other concomitant neurodegenerative pathologies and on normal aging. Kevin F. Bieniek, Ph.D., also serves as the Director of the Biggs Institute Brain Bank, a comprehensive, multidisciplinary repository of central and peripheral nervous system tissues from a variety of neurodegenerative disorders.

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News How to Spot the Warning Signs of Brain Trauma — And Prevent the Injuries That Lead to It

Kevin Bieniek, PhD, director of the Brain Bank at the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, is quoted in the article sharing his findings of chronic traumatic encephalopathy.