Dr. Gordon is research faculty in the Department of Radiology and a member of the Knight Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. He received his PhD training as a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Illinois and completed postdoctoral training in the Department of Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. His graduate training focused on the application of functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), structural MRI, and behavioral testing.
Since joining Washington University in St. Louis, he has incorporated both cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) assays and positron emission tomography (PET) into his research. Through active collaborations here at Wash U, he seeks to integrate multiple fields to provide a comprehensive view of preclinical and clinical Alzheimer’s disease rather than only using one view or approach. This ongoing work draws from aspects of psychology, neuroimaging, and the medical field. In addition to Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Gordon is interested in how lifestyle factors such as physical fitness, diet, and cognitive engagement influence healthy aging.