Nilufer Taner, M.D., Ph.D.

  1. Neurologist

Departamentos

Location

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

Idiomas

English

Nilufer Ertekin-Taner, M.D., Ph.D., is a neurogeneticist and behavioral neurologist at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Her laboratory aims to discover and characterize genetic factors underlying the complex genetics of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative conditions.

She received her medical degree from Hacettepe University Medical School in Ankara, Turkey and her doctorate degree in Molecular Neuroscience from Mayo Graduate School. She completed her residency training in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, and her fellowship in behavioral neurology at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville.

Dr. Ertekin-Taner’s work has contributed to the establishment of the endophenotype approach in genetic studies of AD and pioneered the use of amyloid β peptide levels as an endophenotype in AD genetic research. Dr. Ertekin-Taner's laboratory currently uses biological traits such as gene expression levels and cognitive scores and leverages combined genome, transcriptome and epigenetic data to uncover genetic risk factors for neurodegenerative conditions.

She has led large, multi-site projects that leverage complex data to uncover the genetic underpinnings of AD and other neurodegenerative conditions, which can ultimately identify therapeutic targets and biomarkers. In addition to her basic science research, Dr. Ertekin-Taner has worked as a behavioral neurologist in the Memory Disorders Clinic at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Jacksonville, where she has evaluated and managed patients with AD and other neurodegenerative diseases and has aspired to improve the quality of care provided to patients and their families.

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • Genetics of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases
  1. 2008
    Fellow - Behavioral NeurologyDepartment of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 2007
    Resident - NeurologyDepartment of Neurology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 2003
    Research FellowshipDepartment of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2001
    PhDMolecular Neuroscience, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 2001
    PhDMolecular Neuroscience, Programs, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1997
    Research Fellowship - PharmacologyDepartment of Pharmacology, Cornell University Medical College
  7. 1996
    Predoctoral Studies - Ph.D. CandidateDepartment of Pharmacology, Hacettepe University Medical School
  8. 1995
    MD - MedicineHacettepe University Medical School

Certificaciones

  1. 2008
    NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Reconocimientos y distinciones

  1. 2018
    Investigator of the YearMayo Clinic Florida
  2. 2017
    Health Care HeroJacksonville Business Journal
  3. 2017
    Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) American Academy of Neurology
  4. 2012
    Robert Terry Award for the Best Paper on Neurodegenerative DiseasesAmerican Association of Neuropathologists
  5. 2008
    Health Care HeroJacksonville Business Journal
  6. 2007
    Basic Science Research AwardDepartment of Neurology
  7. 2005
    Selected Attendance, Residents' SymposiumAmerican Neurological Association
  8. 2004
    Travel FellowshipWorld Alzheimer Congress 2004
  9. 2002
    Travel FellowshipWorld Alzheimer Congress 2002
  10. 2001
    Travel Stipend, Advanced Linkage CourseRockefeller University
  11. 2001
    Robert and Clarice Smith Fellow in Neuroscience ResearchRobert and Clarice Smith Fellowship in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Stroke, MCF Neuroscience
  12. 2000
    Graduate Student Travel AwardSociety for Neuroscience
  13. 2000
    Pivotal Research ScholarshipWorld Alzheimer Congress 2000
  14. 1999
    Mayo Graduate School Travel AwardMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  15. 1999
    Full Scholarship, Genetic Analysis Methods for Medical Researchers courseDuke University Medical Center
  16. 1995
    Best Intern of the YearHacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  17. 1994
    Diploma of Advanced FrenchMinistry of Education, Republic of France

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

  1. 2018
    Topic ChairAAN Annual Meeting - Aging and Dementia
  2. 2018 - present
    MemberJeremy Burgess, Mayo Graduate School, PhD Thesis Advisory Committee
  3. 2018 - present
    MemberMentoring Committee
  4. 2018 - present
    MemberMentoring Committee
  5. 2018 - present
    MemberMentoring Committee
  6. 2018
    Co-Chair2018 NIH Alzheimer's Research Summit
  7. 2018 - 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic Clinical Trialists Task Force
  8. 2018 - 2019
    MemberDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Search Committee
  9. 2018
    IntervieweeMayo Clinic AAHRPP Site Visit
  10. 2018
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Bioinformatics Search Committee
  11. 2018
    MemberDepartment of General Surgery Chair Search Committee
  12. 2018
    MemberMayo Center for Military Medicine in Florida Associate Director Search Committee
  13. 2018 - present
    MemberResearch Public Affairs subcommittee
  14. 2018 - present
    MemberNational Institutes of Health Genetic and Biomarker Disclosure Working Group
  15. 2017
    MemberSearch Committee for Center for Military Medicine Associate Director
  16. 2017
    MemberDivison of Hematology/ Oncology Chair Search Committee
  17. 2017
    Topic ChairAAN Annual Meeting - Aging and Dementia
  18. 2017 - present
    MemberCS/CI Conversion Committee
  19. 2017 - present
    MemberDepartment of Cardiology CI Search Committee
  20. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Personnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  21. 2016 - present
    MemberDepartment of Neuroscience Search Committee
  22. 2016
    Topic ChairAAN Annual Meeting - Aging and Dementia
  23. 2016 - present
    MemberResearch Review Group
  24. 2016 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees - Research Faculty Pipeline Task Force
  25. 2016 - present
    MemberResearch Communications Task Force
  26. 2016 - present
    MemberGenome Analysis Core Advisory Panel
  27. 2016 - present
    ChairResearch Personnel Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  28. 2015 - 2017
    MemberReseach Physician/Scientist Compensation Task Force
  29. 2015 - present
    Scientific Review Committee MemberNational Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
  30. 2014
    Session ChairGenetics: Transcriptomic and Epigenetic Changes in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Traits (O3-04), Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association
  31. 2014 - 2016
    Vice ChairResearch Personnel Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  32. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerAging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, American Academy of Neurology
  33. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerAlzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association
  34. 2014
    Co-ChairSession S28: Aging, Dementia and Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Dementia Genetics, 66th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
  35. 2014 - present
    Program DirectorBehavioral Neurology Fellowship, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  36. 2013
    Session ChairThe Role of Alzheimer's Disease in Epigenetics and Transcriptomics, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association
  37. 2013 - 2017
    ChairAurelie N'Songo, Mayo Graduate School, PhD Thesis Advisory Committee
  38. 2013
    ReviewerClinomics Program, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  39. 2013 - present
    MemberResearch Personnel Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  40. 2012
    Session ChairGenetics of AD & non-AD Dementia, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association
  41. 2012 - 2014
    Admissions Committee, Neurobiology of Disease, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  42. 2012 - 2014
    MemberNaomi Kouri, Mayo Graduate School, PhD Thesis Advisory Committee
  43. 2012
    Task Force MemberProgram Advisory Task Force, American Neurological Association
  44. 2012 - present
    Committee MemberEpigenomics Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  45. 2012 - present
    ChairMentoring Committee
  46. 2012 - present
    Executive Committee MemberAlzheimers Disease Genetics Consortium
  47. 2011
    Active MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  48. 2010 - present
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerAlzheimer's Association
  49. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  50.  
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  51.  
    MemberAmerican Society of Human Genetics
  52.  
    MemberSociety for Neuroscience
  53.  
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  54.  
    MemberTurkish Pharmacological Society
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