May 8, 2024

Qinwen Mao, MD, PhD

Dr. Qinwen Mao is a professor and Director of Neuropathology in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah, and a medical director of the Department of Pathology’s ARUP laboratories. She is an academic neuropathologist specializing in the diagnosis of and research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). In the short term, she seeks to unravel the clinicopathologic relationships between dementia syndromes and heterogeneous pathologies, investigating TDP-43 pathology and neurodegeneration in FTLD and AD, for the purposes of developing biomarker(s) that can diagnose TDP-43 proteinopathy. Her long-term goals are to use the knowledge and specialized tools she has developed to improve the diagnosis and medical care of people with dementia. Dr. Mao has a demonstrated record of productive projects (with over 140 publications) in areas related to dementia, particularly FTLD-TDP. She has multidisciplinary expertise in neurodegenerative diseases and biotechnology with strong track record of collaboration in these fields.