Erik Musiek

Erik Musiek, MD, PhD

Specializes In
  • Neurology
  • Adult Neurology
Gender

Male

Languages Spoken
  • English

Appointments

Sees Patients For

Cognitive disorders, Alzheimer's Disease, age-related neurodegenerative diseases

Locations

Experience

Board Certifications

  • Neurology

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Neurology

Research Interests

Molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, with a special interest in oxidative stress; role of circadian clock genes in the regulation of brain oxidative stress, bioenergetics, and neurodegeneration; how proteins associated with neurodegenerative disease, such as Apolipoprotein E, modulate oxidative stress responses in the brain;  phenotypic and biochemical similarities between autosomal dominant (familial) and sporadic Alzheimer’s Disease, as well as to employ mass spectrometry and PET-based amyloid imaging techniques to elucidate the relationship between brain amyloid deposition, neuronal oxidative damage, and dementia in living patients

Publications & Research

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Education

Residency

2011 Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

MD

2007 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

Fellowship

2012 Alzheimer's Disease Research, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

BS

1999 Biological Psychology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia

PhD

2005 Pharmacology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee