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Katheryn Alexandra Quilico Cousins-Gershenson, PhD

Research Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department: Neurology

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Richards Medical Building, Suite 600B
3700 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BA ( Biological Sciences)
University of Chicago, 2007.
PhD (Neuroscience)
Brandeis University, 2014.
Post-Graduate Training
Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, 2014-2018.
Postdoctoral Research in Neuroscience, Washington University, 2018-2019.
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Description of Research Expertise

Biofluid markers of neuropathology

Selected Publications

Tropea TF, Albuja I, Cousins KAQ, Irwin DJ, Lee EB, Chen-Plotkin AS.: Concomitant Alzheimer's Disease Pathology in Parkinson's Disease Dementia. Ann Neurol Mar 2023.

Cousins KAQ, Irwin DJ, Chen-Plotkin A, Shaw LM, Arezoumandan S, Lee EB, Wolk DA, Weintraub D, Spindler M, Deik A, Grossman M, Tropea TF.: Plasma GFAP associates with secondary Alzheimer's pathology in Lewy body disease. Ann Clin Transl Neurol Mar 2023.

Kim BJ, Grossman M, Aleman TS, Song D, Cousins KAQ, McMillan CT, Saludades A, Yu Y, Lee EB, Wolk D, Van Deerlin VM, Shaw LM, Ying GS, Irwin DJ.: Retinal photoreceptor layer thickness has disease specificity and distinguishes predicted FTLD-Tau from biomarker-determined Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiol Aging 125: 74-82, Feb 2023.

Cousins, Phillips, Das, Fulop, Nasrallah, O’Brien, McMillan, Irwin, Massimo, Grossman, & Wolk: Amyloid and tau PET are associated with plasma phosphorylated tau 181 and glial fibrillary acidic protein in a sample of heterogeneous dementia syndromes Human Amyloid Imaging (HAI), Miami, FL Jan 2023.

Arezoumandan S, Xie SX, Cousins KAQ, Mechanic-Hamilton DJ, Peterson CS, Huang CY, Ohm DT, Ittyerah R, McMillan CT, Wolk DA, Yushkevich P, Trojanowski JQ, Lee EB, Grossman M, Phillips JS, Irwin DJ.: Regional distribution and maturation of tau pathology among phenotypic variants of Alzheimer's disease. Acta Neuropathol 144(6): 1103-1116, Dec 2022.

Tropea TF, Waligorska T, Xie SX, Nasrallah IM, Cousins KAQ, Trojanowski JQ, Grossman M, Irwin DJ, Weintraub D, Lee EB, Wolk DA, Chen-Plotkin AS, Shaw LM; Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.: Plasma phosphorylated tau181 predicts cognitive and functional decline. Ann Clin Transl Neurol 10(1): 18-31, Dec 2022.

Cousins, Shaw, Shellikeri, Dratch, Rosario, Elman, Quinn, Amado, Wolk, Tropea, Chen-Plotkin, Irwin, Grossman, Lee, Trojanowski, & McMillan.: Elevated plasma phosphorylated tau 181 in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis relates to lower motor neuron dysfunction International Society for Frontotemporal Dementias (ISFTD), Lille, France Nov 2022.

Dratch, Baldwin, Paul, Johnson, Babaian, Kamel, Cousins, & Bardakjian. : Access and Patient Preference for Sponsored Genetic Testing in Adult Neurogenetics. National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC), Nashville, TN Nov 2022.

Massimo L, Cousins KAQ.: Physical Activity and Rising Neurofilament Light Chain in Genetic Frontotemporal Degeneration-Diagnosis Is Not Destiny. JAMA Neurol 80: 14-16, Nov 2022.

Cousins KAQ, Shaw LM, Chen-Plotkin A, Wolk DA, Van Deerlin VM, Lee EB, McMillan CT, Grossman M, Irwin DJ.: Distinguishing Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration Tau From TDP-43 Using Plasma Biomarkers. JAMA Neurol 79: 1155-1164, Nov 2022.

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