Dr. Mufson is a Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences and the Alla V.and Solomon Jesmer Chair in Aging at Rush University, Chicago, IL. USA. He received a PhD from the Downstate Medical Center and later spent 3 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Medical School and rose to the rank of Assistant Professor in the department of Neurology. Dr. Mufson is a molecular neuroanatomist in the area of dementia in the aged and diseased brain. He was recognized as one of the hundred most cited neuroscience researchers by the ISI. Dr. Mufson is currently the leader of an NIA funded Program Project entitled “Neurobiology of Mild Cognitive Impairment in the Elderly” as well as other NIH funded grants. Research Interest Elliot’s research interests include Mechanisms underlying the selective vulnerability of neuronal populations which degenerate in people with mild cognitive impairment , Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease