Christopher van Dyck MD

Professor of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurobiology; Director, Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiologyNeurology | Dorothy Adler Geriatric Assessment Center | Psychiatry: Alzheimer's Disease Research Unit; Aging & Geriatric Psychiatry, Division of

Research Interests

Alzheimer's disease; Healthy aging; Cognitive aging; Pharmacotherapy; Neuroimaging; Genetics more...


  • B.A., Yale University, 1978
  • M.D., Northwestern University, 1984

Selected Publications

  • Mitsis EM, Cosgrove KP, Staley JK, Bois F, Frohlich EB, Tamagnan GD, Estok KM, Seibyl JP, van Dyck CH. Age-related decline in nicotinic receptor availability with [123I]5-IA-85380 SPECT. Neurobiol Aging 2009;30(9):1490-7.
  • Santhosh L, Estok KM, Vogel RS, Tamagnan GD, Baldwin RM, Mitsis EM, MacAvoy MG, Staley JK, van Dyck CH. Regional distribution and behavioral correlates of 5-HT2A receptors in Alzheimer’s disease with [18F]deuteroaltanserin and PET. Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging 2009;173:212-7.
  • van Dyck CH, Avery RA, MacAvoy MG, Marek KL, Quinlan DM, Baldwin RM, Seibyl JP, Innis RB, Arnsten AFT. Striatal dopamine transporters correlate with simple reaction time in elderly subjects. Neurobiol Aging 2008;29(8):1237-46.



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