Welcome to the Lazar Lab

In June of 2017, Dr. Ronald Lazar became the Endowed Chair and Director to the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at UAB. He also serves as the Director of the Division of Neuropsychology where he is a Professor of Neurology and Neurobiology in the School of Medicine. Prior to coming to UAB, Dr. Lazar completed his post-doctoral training at Georgetown University and the Eunice Shriver Center in Massachusetts, before being awarded an Andrew W. Fellowship to study the neuropsychology of cancer at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. After serving as Assistant Professor of Neurology at SUNY/Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, he became Professor of Neuropsychology in Neurology and Neurological Surgery in the Stroke Service at the Columbia University Medical Center, and Director of the Richard & Jenny Levine Cerebral Localization Laboratory at the New York Neurological Institute.

Research Focus

As a neuropsychologist and clinical neuroscientist, Dr. Lazar has broad interests in aging and vascular disease, with emphases on reversible causes of cognitive decline, risk-factor modification to promote brain health, and recovery after stroke. He has continually been funded for more than 25 years with studies funded by NINDS, NIA, NHLBI, NCI, NIAID, NICHD, AND NIDDK. His publications have appeared in major national peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature, Stroke, New England Journal of Medicine, Circulation, Neurology, Brain, JAMA Neurology, Lancet Neurology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Geroscience, and Annals of Neurology, among many others.