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Tyler T

- Research Program Mentor

PhD candidate at University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)


Alzheimer's disease, aging, Autism Spectrum disorder, neurological disorders, human neuroimaging, cognition


Hello! My name is Tyler Toueg, I am an incoming Neuroscience Ph.D student at UC Berkeley starting in Fall 2021. In my current lab I study neuroimaging biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) using MRI and PET. The focus of my previous research has been to understand the neural underpinnings of cognitive processes in normal subjects and characterize how they become disrupted in disorders like Autism spectrum disorder and Schizophrenia. In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, camping, and have recently started to play chess.

Project ideas

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Characterizing the progression of Alzheimer's disease

In this project, you will investigate the various factors that play a role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). You will characterize the events that occur throughout the time course of the disease and the determine their significance. You will become well-versed in the early and late symptoms of AD, the biomarkers that play a role in the progression AD, the cutting-edge techniques to measure these biomarkers, brain anatomy, and how to conduct a literature review.

Coding skills

python, R, MatLab

Teaching experience

While at UCLA, I was very involved as a mentor to several students in the Neuroscience Undergraduate Society, focusing on professional development and career advice. Since graduating, I have continued to mentor students via the NUS alumni network. At UCLA, I also taught a seminar course to fellow undergraduates. I covered a wide range of topics such as how humans process sound versus music, the effects of music therapy on different mental disorders, and individual differences in experiencing music. In my current lab, I have mentored students in a research environment. Recently, I mentored a Stanford undergraduate research assistant and oversaw her development of a quality control protocol for the segmentation of brain volumes.


Work experience

Stanford University (2018 - 2021)
Clinical Research Coordinator


University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
BS Bachelor of Science (2017)
University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate

Completed Projects

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