Associate Professor, Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Fipke Professor in Alzheimer's Research
Director, UBC Hospital Clinic for Alzheimer and Related Disorders
To better understand the healthy brain, Dr. Nygaard leads a project to sequence the genomes of centenarians in search for a genetic cause of dementia-free aging. As both a clinician and a scientist, Dr. Nygaard hopes to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical neurology to facilitate novel therapeutic development in Alzheimer’s disease.