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. 2019
    Mayo Clinic Innovator Award (with Dr. Xue Wang), "Deciphering cellular transcriptional alterations in AD brains"Mayo Clinic in Florida
  2. 2018
    Investigator of the YearMayo Clinic Florida
  3. 2017
    Health Care HeroJacksonville Business Journal
  4. 2017
    Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (FAAN) American Academy of Neurology
  5. 2012
    Robert Terry Award for the Best Paper on Neurodegenerative DiseasesAmerican Association of Neuropathologists
  6. 2008
    Health Care HeroJacksonville Business Journal
  7. 2007
    Basic Science Research AwardDepartment of Neurology
  8. 2005
    Selected Attendance, Residents' SymposiumAmerican Neurological Association
  9. 2004
    Travel FellowshipWorld Alzheimer Congress 2004
  10. 2002
    Travel FellowshipWorld Alzheimer Congress 2002
  11. 2001
    Travel Stipend, Advanced Linkage CourseRockefeller University
  12. 2001
    Robert and Clarice Smith Fellow in Neuroscience ResearchRobert and Clarice Smith Fellowship in Neurodegenerative Diseases and Stroke, MCF Neuroscience
  13. 2000
    Graduate Student Travel AwardSociety for Neuroscience
  14. 2000
    Pivotal Research ScholarshipWorld Alzheimer Congress 2000
  15. 1999
    Mayo Graduate School Travel AwardMayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  16. 1999
    Full Scholarship, Genetic Analysis Methods for Medical Researchers courseDuke University Medical Center
  17. 1995
    Best Intern of the YearHacettepe University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
  18. 1994
    Diploma of Advanced FrenchMinistry of Education, Republic of France

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

  1. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Flexible Career Arc Task Force
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Mentoring Committees
  3. 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise Chair Search Committees Department of Comparative Medicine
  4. 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise Chair Search Committees Department of Health Sciences Research
  5. 2020 - present
    ChairMayo Graduate School Thesis Advisory Committee
  6. 2020 - present
    ChairMayo Graduate School Thesis Advisory Committee
  7. 2020 - present
    MemberNational Institute of Health NIA TREAT-AD (TaRget Enablement to Accelerate Therapy Development for AD) Consortium, External Advisory Board
  8. 2020 - present
    MemberNational Institutes of Health NHLBI Framingham Heart Study Executive Committee
  9. 2019 - 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise Chair Search Committees Department of Cancer Biology
  10. 2019 - 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Young Investigator Research Symposium Advisory Committee
  11. 2019 - 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise Chair Search Committees Department of Cancer Biology
  12. 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise Chair Search Committees Department of Molecular Medicine
  13. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Institutional Review Board Genomics Subcommittee
  14. 2019 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Enterprise Department of Neurology Academic Appointments and Promotions Committee
  15. 2018 - 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic Mentoring Committees
  16. 2018 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Mentoring Committees
  17. 2018 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Mentoring Committees
  18. 2018
    Co-Chair2018 NIH Alzheimer's Research Summit
  19. 2018 - 2019
    MemberMayo Clinic Clinical Trialists Task Force
  20. 2018 - 2019
    MemberDepartment of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Search Committee
  21. 2018
    IntervieweeMayo Clinic AAHRPP Site Visit
  22. 2018
    MemberMayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Bioinformatics Search Committee
  23. 2018
    MemberDepartment of General Surgery Chair Search Committee
  24. 2018
    MemberMayo Center for Military Medicine in Florida Associate Director Search Committee
  25. 2018 - present
    Member Mayo Clinic Research Public Affairs Subcommittee
  26. 2018 - present
    MemberMayo Graduate School Thesis Advisory Committee
  27. 2018 - present
    MemberMayo Graduate School Thesis Advisory Committee
  28. 2018 - present
    MemberNational Institutes of Health Genetic and Biomarker Disclosure Working Group
  29. 2017
    MemberMayo Clinic Search Committee for Center for Military Medicine Associate Director
  30. 2017
    MemberDivison of Hematology/ Oncology Chair Search Committee
  31. 2017 - present
    MemberCS/CI Conversion Committee
  32. 2017 - present
    MemberDepartment of Cardiology CI Search Committee
  33. 2016 - 2020
    MemberMayo Clinic Personnel Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  34. 2016 - present
    MemberDepartment of Neuroscience Search Committee
  35. 2016 - 2018
    Topic ChairAmerican Academy of Neurology
  36. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Review Group
  37. 2016 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic and Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees - Research Faculty Pipeline Task Force
  38. 2016 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Research Communications Task Force
  39. 2016 - present
    MemberGenome Analysis Core Advisory Panel
  40. 2016 - present
    ChairResearch Personnel Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  41. 2015 - 2017
    MemberMayo Clinic Reseach Physician/Scientist Compensation Task Force
  42. 2015 - present
    Scientific Review Committee MemberNational Alzheimer's Coordinating Center
  43. 2015 - present
    ReviewerUK Alzheimer's Society Research
  44. 2014
    Session ChairGenetics: Transcriptomic and Epigenetic Changes in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Traits (O3-04), Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association
  45. 2014 - 2016
    Vice ChairResearch Personnel Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  46. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerAging, Dementia, Cognitive, and Behavioral Neurology, American Academy of Neurology
  47. 2014
    Abstract ReviewerAlzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association
  48. 2014
    Co-ChairSession S28: Aging, Dementia and Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Dementia Genetics, 66th Annual Meeting, American Academy of Neurology
  49. 2014 - present
    Program DirectorBehavioral Neurology Fellowship, Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic in Florida
  50. 2013
    Session ChairThe Role of Alzheimer's Disease in Epigenetics and Transcriptomics, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association
  51. 2013 - 2017
    ChairMayo Graduate School Thesis Advisory Committee
  52. 2013
    ReviewerClinomics Program, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  53. 2013 - present
    MemberResearch Personnel Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  54. 2012
    Session ChairGenetics of AD & non-AD Dementia, Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Alzheimer's Association
  55. 2012 - 2014
    MemberMayo Graduate School Thesis Advisory Committee
  56. 2012 - 2014
    Admissions Committee, Neurobiology of Disease, Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
  57. 2012
    Task Force MemberProgram Advisory Task Force, American Neurological Association
  58. 2012 - present
    Committee MemberEpigenomics Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
  59. 2012 - present
    ChairMayo Clinic Mentoring Committees
  60. 2012 - present
    Executive Committee MemberAlzheimers Disease Genetics Consortium
  61. 2011
    Active MemberEducation Committee, Department of Neurology
  62. 2010 - present
    Ad Hoc Grant ReviewerAlzheimer's Association
  63. 2008 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology
  64.  
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  65.  
    MemberAmerican Society of Human Genetics
  66.  
    MemberSociety for Neuroscience
  67.  
    MemberSigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
  68.  
    MemberTurkish Pharmacological Society

Publicaciones

Actividades de investigación

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