Jaime Grutzendler, MD

Associate Professor of Neurology and of Neuroscience; Director, Center for Experimental Neuroimaging

Departments & Organizations

Neurology: Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) | Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia and Neuro-degenerative Disorders | Grutzendler Lab

Cancer Center, Yale: Signal Transduction

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Vascular Biology and Therapeutics Program

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Hematology, Vascular Biology and Inflammation; Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Neurobiology, Neural Networks and Neuropharmacology | Neuroscience: Development; Molecular/Cellular Neuroscience; Neural Disorders; Neuroimaging

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Grutzendler obtained his MD at Universidad Javeriana in Bogota, Colombia where he was born and raised. He completed a medical internship in Internal Medicine and a residency in Neurology at Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. This was followed by a combined clinical and research fellowship in the Alzheimer Disease Research Center and the Department of Neurobiology at Washington University and further neurobiology research training at the Skirball Institute of New York University. Dr. Grutzendler's clinical interests focus on neurodegenerative disorders with special emphasis in dementias such as Alzheimer's disease. He also leads a research laboratory focused on understanding brain function and the cellular basis of neurological diseases. His lab uses advanced microscopy to visualize neurons, endothelium, astrocytes, pericytes, microglia and oligodendrocytes in living animals with the goal of exploring their dynamic behavior and learning how cell-cell interactions develop and how they are disrupted in various disease states such as in Alzheimer's disease, stroke and demyelination

Education & Training

MD Universidad Javeriana School of Medicine (1991)
Postdoctoral Fellow Skirball Institute/New York University
Research Fellow Washington University in St. Louis
Clinical Fellow Washington University in St. Louis
Resident Washington Univeristy in St. Louis
Intern Washington University in St. Louis
Board Certification AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology (2003)

Honors & Recognition

  • American Society for Clinical InvestigationElected member (2012)

  • McCance Yale Scholar (2011)

  • NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award (2010)

  • Brain and Immunoimaging AwardDana Foundation (2004)

  • New Scholar AwardEllison Foundation (2004)

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Contact Info

Jaime Grutzendler, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Memory ClinicYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520-8018

Grutzendler Lab