Dr. Grutzendler obtained his MD at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia where he was born and raised. He completed a medical internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Neurology at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. This was followed by a combined clinical and research fellowship in the Alzheimer Disease Research Center and the Department of Neurobiology at Washington University and further neurobiology research training at the Skirball Institute of New York University. Dr. Grutzendler's clinical interests focus on neurodegenerative disorders with special emphasis in dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. He also leads a research laboratory focused on understanding brain function and the cellular basis of neurological diseases. Specifically he is interested in elucidating cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration, development of methods for intravital brain imaging and translational neuroscience with therapeutics efforts within the field of neurodegeneration and nervous system injury.
|Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, Elected Member||2018|
|American Society for Clinical Investigation, Elected Member||2012|
|McCance Yale Scholar||2011|
|NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award||2010|
|Brain and Immunoimaging Award||Dana Foundation||2004|
|New Scholar Award||Ellison Foundation||2004|