Duygu Tosun-Turgut, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco, and co-director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases. Her research is in the field of neuroimaging in aging and neurodegenerative diseases and aims to apply advanced imaging technology to identify multi-disciplinary and multi-modality biomarkers to detect the pathophysiological progression of neuropathologies before they cause irreversible damage to the brain. Dr. Tosun-Turgut aims to develop validated imaging markers, potentially providing a means of monitoring the efficacy and regional specificity of drug therapy for neurodegenerative diseases. This will have a broad use in early diagnosis, facilitating initiation of prevention strategies in those at risk, and boost the power of drug therapy trials by selecting those at greatest risk of neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Tosun-Turgut's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the California Department of Public Health.